Rogene C. Howe - February 03, 2012Rogene C. Howe, 90, of Central City, formerly of Aurora, died at Long Term Care in Central City on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 with family by her side.
A celebration of her life will be with graveside services for her family on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central City Cemetery with Pastor Curt Cooper officiating. Public visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Solt Funeral Home in Central City. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Save Us Animals Shelter in Central City, or donors choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Rogene Cora was born on June 2, 1921, in Central City to Henry Arthur “Art” and Ermyl D. (Fogland) Roark. She grew up in Central City and received her education in Central City Schools.
On Nov. 25, 1938, Rogene C. Roark and Ronald C. Howe were united in marriage in Omaha and were blessed with 52 wonderful years together. They made their home in Central City, where Ronald worked with his father. Shortly thereafter Ronald entered the Army and Rogene and their daughter, Sharon, lived with Ronald’s parents, Floyd and Bertha Howe. While fighting in WWII Ronald earned the Purple Heart and Bronz Star. The couple made their homes between Aurora and Central City where Ronald worked for Red and White Grocery and Safeway store. In 1990, Ronald was admitted to Long Term Care in Central City, passing away on Dec. 12, 1990. Rogene continued to live in Central City and moved into Long Term Care in 2006.
Rogene was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Central City and a member and past president of the VFW Auxiliary in Aurora. Rogene was crowned Miss Central City of 1937. Given the honor of Miss Central City, Rogene partook in the christening of the Highway 14 Platte River bridge. Rogene’s goal in life was to praise God, honor her husband, and devote her life to raising their three children. She cherished every moment of time spent with her grandchildren. In addition, she also cherished her loving pets, Mitzi and Dodi, along with her many beautiful flowers. She will be remembered by her many fishing adventures with her husband and grandchildren. She was known for her beautiful smile, faithful friendships, and a tender heart.
Survivors include her children, Sharon K. (Gary) Jones of Central City; Roger V. (Beverly) Howe of York; and Ronald “Doug” (Susan) Howe of Hastings; six grandchildren, Lisa Jones-Dickinson, Stacey and Lani Jones-Sawyers, David and Shauna Howe-Becker, Anjanette Howe, Eric and Chris Howe, Heather Howe and granddaughter-in-law, Stephanie Howe, wife of the late Anthony “Tony” Howe; and 14 great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Jean Roark-Dahlsten.
Rogene was preceded in death by her parents, H. Arthur and Ermyl Roark; her husband, Ronald; grandson, Anthony “Tony” Howe; sister, Elaine Roark Anderson; and brother, Thomas Roark.