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Helen (Collins) Rogers

December 28, 1929 — June 16, 2014

OVALO: Helen F. (Collins) Rogers passed away at age 84, June 16, 2014 in Hendrick Hospital.  Helen will be laid to rest at McBee Cemetery in Ovalo, alongside her husband Friday, June 20, 2014.  A funeral service will be held on Friday June 20, 2014 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church, 709 Kent Ave, Tuscola, Matt Stidam officiating, directed by Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home.  Viewing will be Thursday June 19, from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Helen was born December 28, 1929 in Ranger, TX to Earl and Katie (Yokum) Collins. She was one of ten children. Helen graduated high school in New Mexico and married Steve Rogers on February 16, 1948. They were married for 65 years at the time of Steve’s death (2013).

Helen and Steve lived the majority of their lives in Clarendon. They had eight children and one step son.

Helen was a dedicated and independent woman. She worked hard at every task put before her. She was intelligent and determined, receiving her nurse’s degree at age 40.  Helen’s years spent as a nurse included, nursing, teaching nursing, and starting two home health care services. She retired at age 79.

Helen taught Sunday school for many years and remained a faithful servant all her life. She loved her God, family, and her church. Helen and Steve prayed for each of their children and their families daily. They adored each other so much it is hard to separate one from the other. They are together hand in hand once again.

She is survived by her children, Susan Rhoades of Ovalo, Lois (Gus) Havens of Rosebud, Steve Raymond Rogers (Kathy) of Ovalo, Timothy Rogers (Vickie) of Burns, KS, Rebekah Lockeby(Lonnie) of Clarendon, Bonnie Roe (Charles) of Tuscola, Katrina Carter (Timothy) of Euless, and Jeannie Osborne of Waco, one step son Steve Nolan Rogers (Mary) of Colorado Springs, CO, brothers; Pete C. Collins, Eugene C. Collins; and sister Jerry L. Ramsey; twenty three grandchildren; forty seven great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Lewis W. Collins, Jesse W. Collins, Frederick D. Collins, and Odell Collins; sisters Lois A. Watson, Johnnie L. Cooper; and. a grandson Jason C. Lockeby.

Helen was a beloved wife, Mother, Grandmother, and faithful servant. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. We are truly blessed to call her Mom. She will be sorely missed and forever loved.

A special thanks to the caring staff at Hendrick Hospital and Encompass Home Heath.


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