Obituary of Judith Ann Rodgers

Judith Ann Rodgers, age 74, a resident of Louisburg, KS, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Olathe Medical Center.

She was born June 14, 1944, in Ft. Scott, KS, the daughter of Julian and Leona Callahan Cochran. She graduated from Ft. Scott high school and Pittsburg State University with a teaching degree.

She moved to California and taught school for one year. There she met her husband to be and married Richard Rodgers on January 28, 1967. They moved back to Ft. Scott while Judy taught school in Pleasanton, KS, for four years. They then moved to Omaha, NE, for ten years. They then returned to Ft. Scott for five years before moving to Louisburg.

She began working for the Western Insurance Company in the bond department. After the change to American States Insurance, she started working in the legal department. This career continued through Safeco, then Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies until her retirement.

Judy was a Campfire Leader during her time in Ft. Scott. She was an avid reader and a wonderful cook, especially holiday sweets.

Survivors include her husband, Richard of the home; a daughter, Katie Schack and husband August, Minnesota; and two cousins, Pat and Tim Henry. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 28th, in the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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