October 29, 2009

(7/23/1931 - 10/22/2009)

Almake Rodgers, 78, of Memphis, MO passed away Thursday morning, October 22, 2009 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, MO.

The daughter of Ray and Renee Murphy Rice, she was born on July 23, 1931 in Clear Lake, IA. On April 14, 1948 she was united in marriage to Leo McGrane. Later they divorced and then she married Bob Rodgers in July of 1988.

She is survived by her husband, Bob of Memphis, MO; four daughters, Margaret (Allen) Tiger, Dixie (Gale) Venenga, Vicki (Steve) Ralston, and Marion McGrane; four sons, Jim (Sharron), Rick, Steve and John McGrane; four step-children Terry Rodgers, Jennifer Stoneburner, Carla Harris, and Sarah Beth Rodgers all of Boone, IA; eighteen grandchildren; a step-granddaughter, Barbara Burton of Timken KS; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, LaVonne O’Banion; and one sister-in-law, Vivian Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ray Merton McGrane; one great-granddaughter; four brothers; and one sister.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO.

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