OLLI at WVU would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Janet Rogers, who passed away on October 31. She will be dearly missed.
Janet was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a 1956 graduate of Morgantown High School, 1960 graduate of WVU with a BS degree in Social Work, and a 1963 graduate of WVU with an M.S.W. degree in Social Work. In 1965 she received an ACSW certification from the Academy of Social Workers. She worked as a social worker at WVU University Hospital and Scott's Run Settlement House. Later, she joined her husband in the greeting card shop business where she served as President and head of purchasing for Thoughtfulness, Inc.
Along with her husband, she received the Outstanding Achievement Award at West Virginia University. She was the secretary for the WVU Foundation Board of Directors and was on the College of Human Resources and Education Visiting Committee. She was also the co-chair of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Gala Committee in 1996.
Janet was also active in the Salvation Army, Old Stone House, Chamber of Commerce, and enjoyed bridge, knitting, book clubs, arts and antiques, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Thomas Paul Rogers; children, Paul Griffith Rogers and his wife Kristan, Mary Louise Rogers, and John Martin Rogers and his wife Catherine; and grandchildren, Thomas and Daniel Rogers and Taylor Gribble.