Helen Dorothy Urban Rogers

Helen Dorothy Urban Rogers passed on October 15, 2015 at 4:40pm at Blue River Care Center. She was 92. Helen had resided at Blue River for approximately 2 years. She suffered with dementia, she had a serious fall, and did not recover from the fall. Donna Adams and Colleen Espeinso were by her side. A visitation will begin at 9 AM followed by a memorial service at 10 AM, October 31, 2015 at Holy Spirit Chapel at St. Catherine’s, 4101 E. 105th Terrace, Kansas City, Mo, 64137. Inurnment services will follow at Brooking Cemetery, in Raytown.

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert and Gladys Urban on February 3, 1923. She worked at Russell Stover, Remington Arms, danced on a river boat, and a bank. She was a seamstress by heart and made her graduation dress. Entered a contest and won first place. She and her parents moved to Kansas City, where she met Jack Rogers. They were married on June 30, 1948. She became a housewife and later a mother.

She was one of a kind, very intelligent, and was never really understood. However, she was admired for her ability to survive against all odds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gladys Urban, Jack R. Rogers, husband, and granddaughter, Samantha Floyd. She is survived by a son; Robert John Urban Rogers daughter Roberta Jean Urban Rogers, an adopted daughter; Donna Adams, and five grand children; Max Floyd, Jessie Johnston, Marissa Floyd Robertson, Jason Rogers, Monica Rogers Fleming and several great grandchildren.

Helen was loved by all friends and neighbors. A celebration will be held at St. Catherine Church in South Kansas City. Burial will be at Brooking Cemetery in Raytown, Missouri. The family would like to thank all the staff at Blue River Care Center and the care she received from Crossroads Hospice.

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  1. Teresa Griffith on October 19, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Aunt Helen was loved and will be missed. She was a woman who had her own style. Whenever we needed her she was always there with a helpful hand and sound advice.
    She meant more to people then she knew and her not knowing is on us who are left behind. She has found peace and joined the love of her life Jack. So aunt Helen thank you for being the best you could and sharing some of your life with us. You will be missed.

  2. Mike Buter on October 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    What a remarkable and funny woman. I only had the last few years to get to know her and I am so grateful for the time we had. She had a hard time remembering my name so she settled for “Frank”. I’m so glad we could make each other laugh. Thank you, Helen for allowing me to be a least a little part of your life. you will be missed and remembered.

  3. Coleene Espinosa on October 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    We have all lost a dear friend and neighbor. Helen lived across the street from us for many many years. She was not an outgoing person but i always felt she wanted to be so kept reaching out to her. i dont know that I have ever met another person quite like her–a kind gentle heart, but didnt want you to encroach on her space and a loner in Spirit. But when she did let down that guard and “let you in” if you were persistant enough there will never be a more feeling of genuine Love that she gave to you. And my what a sense of humor–sometimes a little “on the edge” sharp as a tack -my way or the highway!!! And sing the cutest songs–Her love for Jack was unending–she did love her children and grandchildren although I think they might say she had a funny way of showing it. She had difficulty showing her affection–but it was there. SHe was gutsy, hardworking, lover of all of Gods creatures, weedpuller for hours, disciplined in her needs and it was so hard for her to accept affection and Love from anyone–thus misunderstood. We will miss her–I know she probably wont need it where she is going to be with our God–but if she cant sleep maybe He might just offer her some “nighttime Medicine”Her brand is cheap and effective .. Later, later Allgator— After while Crockadile–always our parting words!!!! Coleene a neighbor

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