Former Hastings resident Pauline Emma Rogers, 95 passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at Cambridge Manor, Cambridge, NE.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10 am at Parkview Cemetary, Hastings with Pastor Paul Knott officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Pauline and her twin sister were born September 19, 1918 in Riverton, NE to Lawrence and Verna (Tupper) Shineman. Pauline graduated from the Riverton High School and taught country school for 2 years. On June 18, 1939 she married Leonard B. Rogers from Stapleton, NE and they moved to the Sandhills. After the flood in Cambridge in 1948, they cleaned basements, carried mail and ran a trailer court. During this time Pauline became a Christian through a Billy Graham radio program. She was active in helping to found the Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and provided housing for the minister. Leonard and Pauline farmed in the Cambridge area and moved to Hastings where they eventually retired.
In Hastings, Pauline was a member of the Berean Bible Church, Hastings and was in the Joy Club. She also volunteered at Gold Beck Towers, the Senior Center and Villa Grace.
She is survived by her twin sister Paula Plank of Crescent City, California, three children; Loren Rogers and spouse Mary of Pierce NE, Charlene and spouse Allen Hutton of Brighton Colorado, Carol and spouse Gerald Cotton of Cambridge, NE, and 8 grandchildren, and special friend Frank Sandoe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Verna Shineman, husband Leonard Rogers, brothers Orival and Virgil Shineman, sister Charlotte Heinrick and granddaughter JoElle Rogers.