Mrs. Robbie Rogers

Mrs. Robbie Geraldine Purtell Rogers, age 67, resident of Horatio, Arkansas, passed from this life on Monday, September 13, 2021, at her home.   

Robbie was born on December 12, 1953, in Houston, Texas, and was adopted at a young age by Madison Custer and Nora Ethel McConnell Purtell. Robbie was a graduate of Horatio High School went on to complete some business courses. She worked in different capacities over the years, spending the last twenty-five years of her career as a Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in De Queen. Robbie attended Grace Baptist Church in De Queen and was a member of a bowling team and competed in different horsemanship events in her younger years. Robbie cherished the time spent with her loving husband, their children, and grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by her birth mother, Bernice McConnell Zigler; her adopted parents, Madison and Nora Purtell; and her siblings, Thomas William Lister, Thelma Lois Lister Amos, Florence Elizabeth Purtell, Martha Helen Purtell Nunn, and Madison Paul Purtell. 

Robbie leaves to cherish her loving memory, her loving husband, Roy Allan Rogers, Sr. of Horatio; her son, Stephen Ray Goins of Houston; two step-sons, Roy Allan Rogers, Jr., and Joseph Edmond Rogers and his wife Carey, all of De Queen; six grandchildren, Brittany LaRae Rogers, Shae Christian Rogers Smith and husband Bryce, Jacob Hunter Rogers, Jessica Elizabeth Rogers Franco and husband Jacob, Jennifer Lee Rogers, and Jordan Jobeth Rogers; two sisters, Wanda Sue Lister Goss and her husband Preston, and Patsy Ruth Purtell Walker Thompson; one brother-in-law, Pete Nunn; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.   

Graveside Services for Mrs. Robbie Rogers will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Redmen Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Tim Johnson officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at  

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