Betty Stephens Rogers, age 86, of Woodstock, GA, passed away quietly on February 22, 2022. She was born on August 27, 1935 at home in Finger, TN, daughter of the late Paul Leonard and Allie Mae Mitchell Stephens.
She was united in marriage to Bill H Rogers on July 15, 1955. Bill preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2018 following 62 years of marriage.
Betty graduated from Columbia High School, Chattanooga TN, 1954 and later attended Knoxville Business College, and met Bill. Once married, she stayed home with her 3 children until they became school age, at which time she went to work in the local Fabric Center and later became manager, until retiring 17 years later.
Betty was an incredible seamstress – not only making clothes for the kids, but she also made cheerleading outfits, costumes and dress suits for Bill, even recovering furniture. She also loved gardening and cooking – which is what her grandchildren remember her best for. She could do anything she set her mind to.
Upon retirement, they moved to Cleveland GA where they were members of the First Baptist Church. Betty moved in with her oldest daughter, Diana (Woodstock) in November 2017, after Bill fell ill.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana (Jim) Lawler of Woodstock, Gail (Terry) Jaremko of Punta Gorda FL, and one son, Richard Rogers of Atlanta, two sisters; Patsy Stephens of Selmer, TN and Peggy Richardson of Savannah, TN, six grandchildren; Jennifer (Ryan) Rinne, Jason (Tracy) Dills, Justin Dills, Brandie Rogers, Charlene (Trent) Carpenter, and Kelli Heard. And 6 great-grandchildren; William Rinne, Kayden Dills, Jonathan Snipes, Dalton Dills, Hannah and Quinn Heard.
In addition to her husband and parents, Betty is preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Stephens and Eddie Stephens, and two sisters, Brenda Stephens and Katy Redmon. Betty and Katy both passed on the same day, within 2 hours of each other; they were inseparable in life as well as death.