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August 12, 2013

Shelby Jean Rogers

Shelby Jean Rogers

OXFORD — Shelby Jean Rogers, 74, of Oxford, passed away on Aug. 9, 2013, at Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a courageous battle with her health.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1938, in Cuthbert, Ga., a daughter of the late Walter H. and Lizzie Mae (Ranew) Shadrick.

On Dec. 25, 1960, she married Robert N. Rogers.

She is survived by her husband, Robert of Oxford; her daughter and son-in-law, Robbin and Michael Cipperley of DeLancey; her grandsons, Jacob and Lucas Cipperley of DeLancey; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Jacqueline and Richard Howe of Oxford, Brenda Joyce Brothers of Oxford and Martha Carol and Ted Hicks of Harrisburg, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jean was a very active member of the Oxford United Methodist Church, singing in the choir, serving as treasurer, trustee and auditor as well as teaching Sunday School and was a former superintendent of the Sunday School. She retired from the Raymond Corporation and sang in the Raymond Chorus.

Her family was very important to her and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening and her pets. She and Bob enjoyed many hours at Lake Steere.

She was a former member of the Oxford Fire Department Auxiliary. She was a member of the Joseph Jefferson Book Club and the Red Hat Society. She was a charter member of the Oxford PEO and was a past president. She was the New York State representative to Cottey College in Nevada, MI for PEO.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the Oxford United Methodist Church, S. Washington Avenue, Oxford, with the Rev. Barbara Green officiating.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 192, Oxford, NY 13830.

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