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Violet Pearl Rogers

July 4, 1925 September 9, 2019
Violet Pearl Rogers
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Violet Pearl Rogers, 94, of Ankeny passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the home of Barb Russell (235 NE 3rd St., Earlham, Iowa 50072) on Sunday, September 22nd starting at 3 PM. Cards of condolence may be sent to the family in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 119, Earlham, IA 50072. Online condolences may be left at

Violet was born on July 4, 1925 to Clarence and Mae (Goodwin) Hoffman in Clarinda, Iowa. She grew up in Clarinda and attended Clarinda Schools. In 1953, she was united in marriage to Dale Collins. The couple made their home outside of Waukee. Dale passed away in 2001. She later married Clifford Rogers in 2003 until his passing in 2009. Violet also lived in Sheldahl, Ankeny, and Earlham before lastly settling in Ankeny where she remained the rest of her life. Violet worked at Iowa Lutheran Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide from 1947-1982 before her retirement.

She was a member of the Baptist Church in Slater and through this membership she and Cliff were able to take a mission trip to Africa. Violet was an excellent cook and baker and was known for her fried chicken, apple pies and always having ice cream in the freezer for her grandchildren. She loved tending to her flowers and gardening. Violet enjoyed crocheting and made stuffed bunnies and outfits for her grandchildren’s Barbie’s. Most of all she treasured time she was able to spend with her family; as family get-togethers and the annual Easter egg hunts were her favorites.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mae Hoffman; two husbands, Dale Collins and Clifford Rogers; son, Jim; 15 siblings; several nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.

Violet leaves behind her children: Peggy Wright, Joetta Winkel and Richard Collins; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends that will miss her dearly.
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3:00 PM 9/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
Barb Russell"s Home

235 NE 3rd Street
Earlham, IA 50072

A gathering of friends and family will take place at Violet's niece Barb Russell's home starting at 3 PM on Sunday, September 22nd. Barb's address is 235 NE 3rd Street, Earlham, IA 50072.

Barb Russell"s Home
235 NE 3rd Street Earlham 50072 IA
United States

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