Clara Jean Rogers, 80, of Balltown, passed away Monday September 21, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 2, 1939 in Marion County, retired from Jim Beam Distillery with 33 years of service, a 1959 graduate of Bethlehem Academy, a devout Catholic and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She loved to play bingo, go to country music shows, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Anthony Rogers in 1990; granddaughter, Nikki Adams; great-grandchild, Kingston; parents, Joseph Hall “J.H.” Simpson and Emma Simpson Tinnell; step-father, Jim Tinnell; two sisters, Doris Ruley, and Beulah Hardin; four brothers, Mike, Tommy, J. E., and Ricky Simpson.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Anthony Lee Rogers of Balltown; three daughters, Angela (Rick) Greer of Bloomfield, Lisa (Denny) Lewis of Bardstown, and Melissa (Tommy) Cecil of Balltown; son, Ronnie Rogers of Balltown; three sisters, Cathy Gartland, Rita Peake, and Helen Kappell; two brothers, Freddy Simpson, and Stevie Simpson; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Her Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Thursday September 24, 2020 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, with burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. Rev. Jason Harris will officiate. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm Wednesday September 23 and 9 – 10:15 am Thursday September 24 at Barlow Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held 7 pm Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may go to Hospice of Nelson County.
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