Rickie Rogers, 54, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away August 28, 2011.

Rickie Rogers, 54, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away August 28, 2011.

A “Celebration of Life”, in honor of Rickie, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at D.W Newcomer’s Sons Noland Road Chapel, Independence. Memorial service will start at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Funeral Home.

Rickie was born November 30, 1956, in Lebanon, Missouri, to Johnny and Ida (Perry) Rogers. He lived most of his life in the Kansas City area and was a 1974 graduate of Northeast High School. Rickie loved westerns, whether it was a movie in a book or through music. He also enjoyed traveling  to new places where he could “people watch”, camping, sports, especially the Kansas City Chiefs were also main interests in his life. He loved to laugh and watch the sun go down each night.  His love for children became his career as he drove a school bus for 20 years with First Student and later as a monitor with Durham Bus Service. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.  

He is preceded into death by his father, Johnny Rogers; two brothers, Roy Rogers and Jackie Rogers; sister, Donna Appleberry and step-father, Russell McKelvey.

Rickie is survived by his wife, Barbara, of the home; five children and their families: Phillip Rogers of Independence, MO; Christopher of Kansas City, MO; Tina Lade of Warsaw, MO; Timothy Nolan of Jefferson City, MO and Tanya Nolan of Kansas City, MO; mother, Ida McKelvey of Springfield, MO; six sisters and their families, Alma Allen, Ima Lillard, Glenda McBride, Rebecca Holiman, Cindy Hicks and Vicky Supernaw; three brothers and their families, Billy Joe Rogers, Jody Rogers and J.R. McKelvey; seven grandchildren; Cody, Charity, Breanna, Zachary, Jackson, Cooper, and Rickie.  

Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Noland Road Chapel, (816)252-8900.