- Ada, Oklahoma

April 23, 2013

Reba Rogers

The Ada News

Konawa —

Memorial services for Reba “Miss Reba” Rogers, 88, Konawa, are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Konawa United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Roger Wood officiating. A private burial service will be held at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada at a later time.

Mrs. Rogers died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at a Shawnee nursing home. She was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Ada to William Otis and Bessie M. Pettet Jones. She attended Ada schools.

She married Edward H. Rogers in 1940. He died in 1989.

Mrs. Rogers apprenticed with her aunt Gladys Kilpatrick, of Gladys’ Beauty Salon, then worked for her for many years.

In the 1960s, Mrs. Rogers opened her own beauty salon in her home in Ada. Later, she and her family moved to Konawa, where she owned and operated her own salon until 2008. She was a 60-year member of  Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology. In 2003, she was recognized for her many contributions to the city of Konawa.

Survivors include a sister, Anna Bea J. Morgan of Palm Desert, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Ila Jones of Reno, Nev.; a cousin, Mrs. Peter S. Durso of Oklahoma City; numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family, Jerry Davis, Jeff and Tina Davis and Connor Davis, all of Ada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Lillie Mae Jones;  her husband; a brother, Roy Lee Jones; her son, Larry Rogers in 1980; and extended family member Patricia Davis in 2012.

Honorary bearers will be Wimpy Poston, Carl “Edd” Wyatt, Jerry Davis, Jeff Davis and Connor Davis.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada