Loyal A. Rogers, 87, New Paris, passed away at 9 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at Courtyard Healthcare in Goshen. He was born on May 2, 1934, in Nappanee, to Bruce and Mary (Fox) Rogers.
He lived most of his life in the New Paris area, graduated from New Paris High School, and was a United States Air Force veteran. He was married on May 11, 1996 in New Paris, to Dorothy E. (Mayfield) Janes who survives. He was the owner and operator of Roger’s Barber Shop in New Paris for 52 years.
He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in New Paris, life member of the V.F.W. in Goshen, and formerly served on the New Paris Fire Department. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, riding his Goldwing Motorcycle, and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Lisa Rogers of Chandler Ariz.; and Melissa (Chuck) Mason of Goshen; three sons: Bradley (Susan) Rogers of Goshen; Bill (Tina) Rogers of New Paris; and Todd (Maria) Janes of Goshen; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Dorothy Watkins, Marjorie, Kirkdorffer, and Mary Matthews; and two brothers: Charles and Bruce Rogers.
Upon his request, cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Church of the Brethren, 68170 CR 23, New Paris, with Pastor Stanley Godfrey officiating. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Church of the Brethren, 68170 CR 23, New Paris, IN 46553.