Betty Rogge Morse
June 14, 1922 – January 20, 2015
MORSE, Rogge Bette, was born June 14, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio and passed away peacefully at her Kettering home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Visitation and celebration of life will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wayne H. Morse Sr.; daughter Melissa Morse (Craig) Murakami of Kettering; son, Wayne H. (Melissa) Morse Jr. of Atlanta, Ga. and two grandsons, Tyler and Jordan Morse. Rogge Morse is a 1944 graduate of the University of Dayton and attended Northwestern and Columbia for post-graduate studies in English and drama. She received her master’s degree from UD in 1977, which is the same year she began teaching communications at UD. Rogge Morse was awarded a doctor of humane letters in 1999 from UD for her service to the university. Rogge Morse hosted the variety show “The Bette Rogge Show” from 1967 to 1977 on WHIO-TV interviewing nationally known celebrities and figures. She was inducted to the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003 and continued her career as a broadcaster on local cable TV in the 1990s and 2000s. She was a philanthropist supporting the community she loved and her alma mater. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UD, Hospice of Dayton or the Salvation of Army of Dayton. A gathering of friends will be held TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5741 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH, February 14, 2015 from 1-4 pm. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.
- Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, February 14, 2015
Betty Rogge Morse
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January 31, 2015
I will always remember this sweet couple who came into Von Maur on Sunday afternoons. I had no idea who you all were but you made a big impression on me. Your love for her was so evident. My deepest sympathy to you.
January 26, 2015
I was sorry to hear about Betty. Donny and I thought a lot about both of you.
You are in my thoughts.
January 25, 2015
Wayne, we wish to express our condolences to you and the Morse family. Bette had love and pride for her family and friends. Her accomplishments were vast and she was loved by Many.
Betty and Currie Pender
John @ Valerie Francis
January 24, 2015
Wayne, We are so sorry to hear about Betty. You married up when you found her. We always thought she was so kind and have great respect for both of you. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Valerie Francis