Mary “Rita” (Rogge) Smith, age 84, of Evansville, IN, entered into the arms of Jesus at 3:50 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Mom went home to be with Jesus. She is walking the streets of gold. No more suffering, no more pain, she is free.
Mary was born July 30, 1936, in Evansville, IN, to Lawrence and Cecilia (Ling) Rogge. She was a member at Victory Christian Center. Mary loved reading her Bible, praying, and listening to Christian music.
Mary is survived by her children, Larry Rogge, Mary Rita Barnes (Steven), Beverly Barnett (Steven), Tina Keller (Joseph), and Rhonda Walker; brothers, Roger Rogge and Donald Rogge; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Doris, Martha, Paul, Robert, and Darvin.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville. A Live Stream will be available beginning twenty minutes prior to the service time. Please visit Boone Funeral Home’s Facebook page and click on the link provided. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until service time, Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net
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