Ramona  Rogers

Obituary of Ramona Mae Stark Rogers

Ramona Mae Smith Stark Rogers, age 88 of Bridgeport, WV, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Lewes, DE. She was born on February 14, 1933 in Elkins, WV, daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Buchanan) Smith. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Salvation Army Band where she played the drums and the trumpet in Clarksburg, WV. She graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1952. Following graduation, she went to work for Maidenform Brassiere Factory for many years. In 1967 Ramona started working for the Hope Gas Company (Dominion Energy) in Bridgeport, WV. She then moved to the Clarksburg office where she was the Customer Information Center Coordinator until 1995 when she retired after 28 years of service. Mrs. Rogers was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Queen Ester Chapter 11 in Bridgeport, WV. She was also an active member at the Simpson Creek Baptist Church where she loved participating in the Ladies Group. Mrs. Rogers treasured her beloved papillon dog Rosie and walked her religiously two or three times daily. She was a kind, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert H. Stark, and her second husband, Alden C. Rogers, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Stark Keith of Lewes, DE; her grandson, Mathew Kenneth Allen and his wife, Mary and her great grandson Luka Allen of VA; her sisters: Shirley Ann Price Luksik of OH, and Anita Louise Price Farne’ of VA; her stepson, Alden Lee Rogers and his wife, Pat of VA; her stepdaughters: Patricia Rogers Schader of WA and Valentine Rogers White of WV; and her step grandchildren: Laura Dick, Alden Scott, Russell Dale, Kevin Lee, Jeffrey Dotson, and Nicole Raye. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Rogers' memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Friends will be received at the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Queen Esther Chapter #11, Order of the Eastern Star will provide ritualistic services at 11:00 AM with the funeral service following with Reverend Dr. C. Michael Hopkins presiding. The interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, WV. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfunealhomes.com. The Rogers family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.