Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Mildred E. Rogers

September 9, 1936June 24, 2020

Mildred E. “Millie” Rogers, 83, of Mount Morris, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, June 24, 2020 at Pine Crest Manor. She was born September 9, 1936 in Buncombe County, North Carolina, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Towe) Arrington. Millie married the love of her life, Jack S. Rogers in 1954. She was a caregiver for her son, Jack, Jr., for many years. Millie enjoyed decorating cakes, sewing and macramé. She liked music and cooking. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially around the holidays. Mildred is loved and missed by her daughter, Mary (Jan) Rose; grandchildren, Amy Lee and Steven (Patrick) Grandinetti; great-grandchildren, Raven and Rion; sister, Jenny Odette; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack, sons Jack, Jr, and Richard, brothers Leroy Arrington and Claude Arrington, and sisters, Katherine Mittelsteadt and Wilma Roach. A special thank you to the staff and nurses at Pine Crest Manor for their loving and compassionate care of Mildred. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115 with a walk through visitation from 1:30 p.m., until the time of service. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Limited Walk Through Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Mildred E. Rogers

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Vickie Edwards

June 28, 2020

Prayers, love & hugs to cousin Mary Anne and all of her loved ones. All of Aunt Mildred's brothers & sisters loved her dearly, she was a precious lady to all. I will miss getting to call her and hear her sweet voice.

Patti Flood

June 27, 2020

Mary, Jan & kids my heart hurts for you all.. Aunt Mildred was a very special lady to me.. like a 2nd mom.. All the family parties we had... great times! I remember her helping me sew a shirt for my class.. I think it was 7th grade, with her brand new sewing machine.. we all know how well that worked (she did most of it as I couldn’t sew a straight line).. I did get an A & wore it all the time! She also tried showing us how to cook... she made the BEST potato salad! I will miss her smile, her laugh, and her big hugs... as her heart was so full of love for all us kids... my sweet Aunt Millie I love you...