The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 9, 2014

Lara S. Rogers

OLATHE, Kan. — On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, we lost one of the most beautiful and loving souls this world and beyond has ever known, our beloved Lara.

Lara was born on June 14, 1984, in Memphis, Tenn., to Timothy Lang and Janet Rogers.

She is survived by her parents; her sister, Kitty Rogers O'Brien (Tom O'Brien); her niece, Millie O'Brien; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Arthur and Margaret Frank; grandparents, H. Lang and Ruth Rogers; grandmother, Katherine Gladwin; and special family friend, Hannah Smallwood.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel, Olathe, Kan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lang Rogers Family Foundation, P.O. Box 15086, Lenexa, KS 66285.

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