Sharon Kathleen Rogge, 84, of Raymore, MO passed away on September 15th, 2021 after a 1 year battle with dementia.
Sharon was born on February 18, 1937 to Wayne and Agnes Stewart at her paternal grandparents home in rural Miami County, KS. As the oldest child, she helped her father work their farm by driving the tractor while the men loaded hay bales, driving the corn planter and feeding & caring for the livestock. Her father was very particular about his farm equipment, so after every use, it was her job to clean and grease the equipment. She was baptized April 11, 1952 during her freshmen year in high school at Gardner Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Gardner, KS High School in 1954, where she was active in the marching band, the dance band, basketball and track and field.
Sharon received a scholarship to Watkins Scholarship Hall at the University of Kansas where she attended classes from 1954 through 1956. She met the love of her life, DeRoy Lee Rogge in the KU concert band. They married June 8, 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS. Shortly after, they moved to Waterville, KS where Sharon taught 36 first and second graders while DeRoy taught junior high and senior high school band and vocal music from 1956-57. They attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir while DeRoy conducted.
In early July 1958, DeRoy moved their household to Ellis, KS where he took a new job as band director at Ellis High School. He left Sharon behind in Marysville, KS with friends, John & Lucille Steenson because Sharon was due with their first baby, Michele Renee, born July 8, 1958. Henry & Alvera Rogge, DeRoy’s parents, picked up Sharon with the new baby 4 days later and drove them to Ellis, KS to join DeRoy in their new home. Sharon became a stay-at-home mom and 2 years later, Craig DeRoy arrived on September 30, 1960 at the hospital in Hays, KS. They attended Christ Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir while DeRoy conducted.
From 1962-1967, DeRoy was band director for Marysville, KS high school, so they moved to Marysville where Sharon worked as a secretary for the Marysville, KS School District. They attended Mount Calvary Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir while DeRoy conducted.
In 1967, they moved to Kansas City, MO where DeRoy taught elementary & junior high school band for the Hickman Mills school district. Sharon started her business career in 1968 with House of Lloyd as a receptionist where she worked her way up the ladder by dedicating her hard work ethic and sharp business sense to the company. She advanced to Harry Lloyd’s private secretary, and ultimately became manager of several departments within the company (Consigned Sales Fireworks, Fund Raisers, Party Plan and Memorial Wreath) and retired 33 years later in 2001. During Sharon’s time at House of Lloyd, she and DeRoy had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong and Hawaii. Sharon was highly respected by her peers and her colleagues. They were actively involved in the Senior Choir at Ruskin Heights Lutheran Church.
Sharon was an active member of Lord of Love Lutheran Church, Belton, MO and sang in the choir while DeRoy conducted. Sharon was also active at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Raymore, MO and sang in the choir, served as financial secretary and participated in Seasoned Saints.
Sharon and DeRoy shared 65 years of committed, loving and honorable marriage and they leave behind a great legacy for all of us. Sharon loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren unconditionally. She was nurturing and loving and taught by example. Sharon’s quick wit made us laugh when we needed our spirits lifted. She always looked for the positive and encouraged others to do the same.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Agnes Stewart, Sister-in law, Marilyn Greathouse, Father-in law & Mother-in law, Henry and Alvera Rogge.
She is Survived by her husband, DeRoy Lee Rogge-86 years old, daughter Michele (Dennis) Hock, son, Craig (Nancy) Rogge, Four grandchildren, Hollyann Brown (Trent Crowder), Brooke Janes (Jacob Moorhead), Cade Rogge (Annie Vaters), Leah Rogge and 4 great-grandchildren, Tristan Moorhead, Lane Crowder, Sabel Crowder and Hannah Moorhead. Her sister, Sharleen Stone, brother in-law, James Greathouse and many nieces and nephews.
Mom/Grandma was very respected and loved by our family and we will miss her greatly.
Visitation will be 1PM, with services to follow at 2PM, Friday, September 17 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Parkway, Raymore, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 1PM, with services to follow at 2PM, Friday, September 17 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Parkway, Raymore, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.