Rosemary Strening Rogers, 94, died peacefully at her River Forest home on June 22, 2017. Born on Aug. 21, 1922, she attended St. Luke, Trinity High School and Rosary College/Dominican University. While raising her seven children in Oak Park, she volunteered at numerous charities and schools. After her children were grown, she worked as a paralegal for 15 years. She was a gentle soul and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Rosemary is survived by her children, Ronie Madden, Anne (Fran) Roche, Steve (Barb) Rogers, Mark (Betsy), Marijo (Kevin) Kelly, Walter M. Rogers and Joanie (Terry) Herlihy; 27 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister, Harriette Reedy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Rogers Jr.; her parents, Carlisle and Harriette (nee Bentley); her three siblings; and a son-in-law.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 7600 Lake St. in River Forest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Loyola’s Home Health Services and Hospice Center. Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.