1/14/2018 – Mary Ellen Rogers, Clayton

1/14/2018 – Mary Ellen Rogers, Clayton

Mrs. Mary Ellen Rogers, 87, of East Line Road, died Saturday, Jan. 13th, at her residence, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Her Funeral Service will be held at 1pm, Wednesday, January 17th, at The Agape House, the former LaFargeville Methodist Church, with Pastor Donna Fitchette officiating. A Spring Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Mary Ellen was born on February 13th, 1930, in Syracuse, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Soule. She graduated from Central High School in Syracuse at the top of a class of 600 students.

She married George C. Rogers on March 31st, 1950 in Central Square. The newly married couple moved to the family farm in Clayton to begin their life together and raise a family.  Mr. Rogers died September 10th, 1986, at age 59.

Mary Ellen was a wife and mother first and foremost, finding her greatest joy in being around her children and grandchildren.  As the children got older she worked for eight years as a waitress at the C-Way Restaurant, and then at Graphic Controls from 1974 until retiring in 1992.  She also loved to read, a passion that developed as a young girl, spending entire days at the Syracuse Library. In her later years, sitting on her back porch watching nature was something that brought her great solace.

Surviving are six children, Mike (Debbie) and Ken (Lorraine), both of Clayton, Lonnie (Kim) of Pillar Point, Patricia LeConey and her companion Joe Favret of Clayton, Marcia and her companion Shannon Simmons of Clayton, and Barbara (Dean) Morrow of LaFargeville; 18 grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; a son-in-law, Dennis Bitteker; two brothers, Edward Coyea of Syracuse, and Howard Lowe of California; nieces and nephews.

One daughter Linda Bitteker, and one brother Gene Lowe, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Omar United Methodist Church, Rt. 180 or the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Rd., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

Condolences can be made at trjetty.com


  1. Peter Radley Posted:

    Mary Ellen Rogers Family,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a fine lady and will surely be missed.

  2. Darlene Bush Posted:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Ellen…
    Was a wonderful lady to know and work with at the elections, always had so much fun!! Can only imagine the trouble she and Corny are getting into now… maybe even playing Pedro.
    God bless a wonderful lady. She will certainly be missed… hugs and prayers!!

  3. Christine Bourcy Posted:

    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My prayers go out to all of you.

  4. Curtis andJordon More Posted:

    Dean,Barb and the boys our hearts and prayers goes out to you all and we are very sorry to hear about the loss of a great mom,mother-in-law and grandma, Jordon and I didn’t get to know her to much but what we did know is she was a great lady and she was well loved by lots of people. I know it’s a hard time to deal with but with the love and strength your family has for each other god will get you threw this, our prayers are with you, Curt and Jordon more

  5. Bill Bazinet Posted:

    Mike and Ken and entire family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember alot of good times at your place up on East Line and with your mom at the C-Way.

  6. Bob & Candy Shaw Posted:

    The downside is that we’ll mourn and miss Mary Ellen for a while. The upside is that she’s present with her Lord and Savior, and someday we’ll visit with her again in a place where there’s no crying and nothing hurts. Peace and prayers be with you.
    Bob & Candy Shaw

  7. Tim and Ann Rexford Posted:

    Tim and I wish to express our condolences to everyone. Ann

  8. Mike & Blanche Colello Posted:

    Deepest sympathy to the Rogers family on the loss of your matriarch.

  9. Mickey &Teresa Orvis Posted:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family Sorry for your loss

  10. Misty and Ken Partridge Posted:

    So sorry to see this she truly was a wonderful lady.

  11. Doug and Dianne Rogers Posted:

    Out sincere sympathy to the Rogers’s family regarding the recent passing of Mary Ellen Rogers. Unfortunately, Dianne and I are at the Cleveland Clinic as I am undergoing heart surgery.
    Doug and Dianne Rogers

  12. Alice Pecor Barton Posted:

    We share fond memories of Mary Ellen and the family. All our love to the Rogers family and dear friends. Alice Pecor Barton

  13. Renee Reff Miranda Posted:

    So sorry to hear of your lass. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jayme Spearnock Posted:

    Barb, Dean, and entire Roger’s Family,
    So sorry to hear this sad news. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

  15. Louie/Rosie Montante Posted:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  16. Eunice S. Murray Posted:

    To the Rogers family.
    Donnie & I are so sorry about the passing of Mary Ellen. Our sympathy and prayers goes out to all of you. We have many fond memories as her neighbor on the East Line Rd. God Bless. Donnie Delaney and Eunie Murray

  17. Donna and Peter Bailey Posted:

    Patty, Joe, and Family
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. A great lady that enjoyed a great life to the end.
    Donna and Peter Bailey

  18. Carol Lawrence Posted:

    To the Rogers family,
    My sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of Mary Ellen. I will remember her as a warm and happy person who always greeted me with a smile and a kind word. She will be sadly missed by one and all.

  19. Kathy Evans Posted:

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and a great mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kathy Kittle Evans

  20. Donna Essegian Posted:

    Mike and Debbie, Ken and Lorraine,

    We just saw the obit of your Mom. Sounds like she was a wonderful woman…..not surprising from just knowing a couple of the family members! Our condolences on your loss.

  21. Anne Lefevere Posted:

    Our thoughts and sympathy go out to the entire Rogers family. I have many fond memories of Mary Ellen over the years. She was a wonderful caring person and will be greatly missed.
    Anne and John Lefevere

  22. Sally Bogenschutz Posted:

    My sincere sympathy and prayers for all of you! I have many fond memories of time spent at the farm and of your parents. Your mom was such a wonderful lady, and your memories of her will never fade.
    Sally Hunt Bogenschutz

  23. Mary Patch Posted:

    I am so sorry for loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers with you all.

  24. Dana Barbee Posted:

    My heartfelt sympathies to all of the family. She was a wonderful lady and have many fond memories. So, so sorry.
    Dana (Delaney) Barbee

  25. Glen Kennedy Posted:

    Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Always a great lady with a wonderful smile!
    Glen & Kristy Kennedy

  26. Cathy Hunt Saunders Posted:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. James & Veronica pecor Posted:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Their are so many great memories from my childhood. She was a kind wonderful women and will always be remembered . Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Rogers Family. Jim & Veronica Pecor

  28. gail christensen Posted:

    To the Rogers Family,
    Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mother. She has truly been an example to all she met. Have many fun memories of your Mom at the Baptist Church when we were growing up.
    Sincerely, Walt & Gail Christensen

  29. Apri Fallon Posted:

    To all of the Rogers Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. My Mother, Dianne L. Ledger Peckham, was very fond of Mary Ellen and spent endless summers with Mary Ellen’s daughter Linda and her husband Dennis. We hope that the beautiful memories of your Mom help you through the coming weeks and know too that many loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    In Sympathy,
    Dianne Ledger Peckham and April L. Fallon

  30. Lisa Hover Posted:

    She was such a special Lady, my friend. My condolences to her family.

  31. Rhonda. Vrooman Posted:

    Sorry for your loss she was a sweet lady . I will never forget sitting on the back porch and having a drink with her

  32. Terry W Weller Posted:

    To the entire Rogers Family: My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of your loss. Thoughts of her bring backs memories of early years and all the fun we and our families had together.

    Terry Weller

  33. Laura Reff Posted:

    Pat and the Rogers Family,
    Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. The care of an aging parent is a labor of love and you did it well. Hoping the good memories comfort you in this time of sorrow.
    My sincerest sympathies, Laura Reff

  34. Christine Thurston Posted:

    To the Rogers family. Your Mom was such a wonderful person. So sorry for your lost, my deepest sympathy.

  35. Marcia McGann Posted:

    Heartfelt condolences to the Rogers family. There are so many pleasant memories of Mary Ellen and George and the entire family; a lot of laughs and good times as neighbors.
    With sympathy–Marcia Delaney McGann

  36. Karen Davis Posted:

    Thinking of you today as you remember your mother’s life and celebrate the fact she’s with our Lord in Heaven!!

  37. Laura Brown Posted:

    Whithey and the entire Rogers Family, I was going home today and saw all the car’s at Mrs. Rogers, a wonderful women for many years I only knew as Grandma Rogers. When I asked someone why all the cars and trucks were there, I was told Mrs. Rogers had died. I was in shock, for I had just saw her at the Dr. Office last week, the picture of health and as usual not a hair out of place and a wide smile. I want your whole family to know I know how heart broke you feel, when we are young we think that our parents will never die, but when the time comes, know matter how old we are it is the deepest pain one can feel! My deepest heartfelt sympathy to each and every family member! I am so deeply sorry for the loss of a wonderful women! Just one last word, her flesh My be gone but she will live in your heart forever!
    Laura Brown

  38. Chip Garnsey Posted:

    Sorry for your loss, Blessings!

  39. Sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers are with you

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