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Obituaries > ATKINS, ROGER J., JR.

Roger Jackson Atkins, Jr., passed away Saturday, February 5, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital, KCMO. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2004 at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd, KCMO, with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Roger was born February 11, 1919, to Roger and Alice Atkins in Richmond, VA. He was one of six children. Roger married Lois Webster in 1945, who preceded him in death in 1980. He then married Ruthann Richter Schenherr in 1984, who preceded him in death in 2004. They were members of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, the Disabled Veterans Organization Chapter #2, Lifetime Member Elks Lodge #26, VFW Post #8100 and members of the Bowling League at Capital Bowl. Roger served as an Edson’s Marine Raider in WWII and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Survivors include his sister Elsie Tate, son Roger J. Atkins III and grandson, Parker Atkins.