Cover photo for Maryellen A. (Boughner) Rogers's Obituary
Maryellen A. (Boughner) Rogers Profile Photo
1934 Maryellen 2022

Maryellen A. (Boughner) Rogers

October 25, 1934 — September 23, 2022


        Maryellen A. Rogers, age, 87, of Ashley, MI, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Stoneleigh Residence, Lansing, MI.

       Funeral Services will be held at New Haven Church of the Brethren, 7587 Grant Road, Middleton, MI, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 11:00 A.M.  Burial will take place at Gardner Cemetery, Tyrone Township, MI.  Visitation will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, on Monday, September 26, 2022, from 4-8 P.M.

     Maryellen was born in Northville, MI, on October 25, 1934, the daughter of Mark and Winifred (Cone) Boughner.  She graduated from Harland High School, with the class of 1953.  She married Charles Rogers on June 30, 1959, at Tyrone Presbyterian Church, in Fenton, MI.  They were blessed with 61 years of marriage, prior to his passing on May 8, 2020.  In 1960, Marcia Lynne was born followed by Philip Frank in 1964.

     Maryellen drove bus for many years and retired from Hartland Schools in 1993.  Charles and Maryellen moved from Tyrone to Ashley in 1993.  She enjoyed riding her bicycle, kite flying, gardening, sewing, teaching Sunday School at Tyrone Presbyterian Church, photography, genealogy, camping, farming, and most of all spending time with her family.  Maryellen especially loved to spend time babysitting, playing with, and watching her grandchildren grow.   She began a diary in 1960, and leaves her family with a large volume entitled “Maryellen” full of everyday moments, comings and goings, births and deaths, celebrations and sorrows.

     She is survived by her children: Marcia (Harold) Beer; Philip (Nancy) Rogers; four grandchildren: Christopher (Andrea) Beer; Timothy Beer; Alyssa (Spencer) Fitzpatrick; Miranda (David) Annis; and two great-grandsons: River and Hayes Fitzpatrick.  She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles, in May of 2020, and two brothers: John Boughner and Frank Sweeney.

      Memorials may be made to Gratiot County Fair for Youth or Gratiot County Commission on Aging.  Online condolences may be made  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maryellen A. (Boughner) Rogers, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 26, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Haven Church of the Brethren

7587 Grant Rd, Middleton, MI 48856

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gardner Cemetery

Fenton, MI 48430

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 972

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree