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John Haskel Rogers, 97, Adair County, KY (1916-2013)

He a resident of the Gradyville community of Adair County, KY a member of a very large, distinguished Adair County, KY family, the last surviving sibling of the 14 children of Ulis Lee and Ada Finn Rogers. He was a medical assistant to Dr. Alan Mercer for several years and was instrumental in recruiting Dr. J.C. Salato to practice medicine in Columbia. He very much enjoyed his years spent in the medical field and loved to entertain everyone with the many stories he remembered from those years. He worked on the natural gas pipeline, owned an insurance business and was a long time farmer. He had a wonderful memory and could entertain everyone with his many adventures throughout his 97 years. He was a long time member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and the Columbia Masonic Lodge. A very special thanks has been extended by his family to his daughter-in-law, Wanda Rogers, and his housemate, Henry Yoder, for the excellent care and assistance enabling Haskel to fulfill his wish of remaining in his home to the end of his life.
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John Haskel Rogers, 97, of Columbia, KY, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Neil Janes officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be 2pm8pmCT, Friday, October 26, 2013. Masonic Funeral Rites will be conducted Friday at 7pmCT, by Columbia Lodge 96.


Casket bearers: Henry Yoder, Wally Burress, Dale Hayes, Jacob Stengel, Ross Stengel, Daniel Candee, Edwin Lewis Rogers and Joe Rogers.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Bob Moss, Richie Janes, Kenneth Scott, Ernie Rogers, Bobby Rogers and James E. Shirley.

John Haskel Rogers, 97, Adair County, KY (1916-2013)

John Haskel Rogers, 97, of Columbia, KY, born Monday, February 14, 1916. He was the son of the the late Ulis Lee and Ada Finn Rogers. He died Wednesday, October 26, 2013, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 97 years, 8 months, and 12 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 14 siblings, his first wife, Allene Brummett Rogers in 1980, his second wife, Jerry Moss Rogers in 2005, and two sons, David Paul Rogers and Daniel Haskel Rogers.

Haskel was a medical assistant to Dr. Alan Mercer for several years and was instrumental in recruiting Dr. J.C. Salato to practice medicine in Columbia. He very much enjoyed his years spent in the medical field and loved to entertain everyone with the many stories he remembered from those years. He worked on the natural gas pipeline, owned an insurance business and was a long time farmer. He had a wonderful memory and could entertain everyone with his many adventures throughout his 97 years. He was a long time member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and the Columbia Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include the following:
  • One son & daughter-in law: William Allan & Wanda Rogers of Louisville, KY

  • A daughter-in-law: Elaine Rogers of Louisville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Madonna (Todd) Rogers Stengel, Shani (Scott) Rogers Murphy, Danielle (Phil) Rogers-Candee and Christopher Rogers

  • Seven great-grandchildren: Raeann, Jacob and Ross Stengel, Isabella and Ben Murphy and Daniel and Nate Candee

  • Many nieces and nephews, and his housemate and care-giver, Henry Yoder.
A very special thanks to his daughter-in-law, Wanda Rogers, and his housemate, Henry Yoder, for the excellent care and assistance enabling Haskel to fulfill his wish of remaining in his home to the end of his life.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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