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Margaret E. Rogers

October 14, 1936 - September 17, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Margaret E. Rogers, 72, of Springfield died at 6:35 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, to Herbert and Anne Ince Ingamells. She married Howard E. Rogers on July 30, 1956, at St. Botolph’s Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, with Canon E.K. Ellis conducting the ceremony.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Howard E. Rogers of Springfield; a son, Tracy Lee Rogers (companion, Betty Moore) of Anniston, Ala.; a granddaughter, Ashley Bowling of Springfield; and a brother, Raymond C. Ingamells of Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Margaret lived in Springfield for most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of England.

Margaret was a very capable cook and baker, providing cookies and cakes to friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and clients at Fit Club North. She got a taste for travel as her husband served in the United States Air Force. Their son was born in the USAF Hospital at Pena Grande, just outside of Madrid, Spain, where they were stationed from 1957 to 1960 at Torrejon Air Base. She was a partner in the Manor House Club from 1960 to 1965. She later traveled to Vienna, Luxembourg, Rio de Janiero and Brisbane, Australia, as her husband served as president of the United States Section of the International Police Association. She was an eye donor.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. No funeral services will be held. Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Lions Club or Animal Protective League.

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