Mary Adeline Rogers

Mary Adeline Rogers, age 93, a life-long resident of Toole County, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls.

 Services will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Shelby on Thursday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Adeline was born on Aug. 2, 1925 to Albert H. and Alice (Culleton) Fortman. She had the honor of sharing that birthdate with her twin brother. Adeline was born at home in Ledger. She attended a country grade school in Ledger and in 1944, she graduated from Shelby High School.

On Jan. 2, 1948, Adeline married James H. Rogers. They made their home in Kevin where they lived for 17 years. Their family grew to include two daughters, Donna and Judy. In 1964, they moved to Shelby where she went to work for JCPenney’s. She retired from that company after 22 years of service.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing and baking. Adeline was an active 4-H leader for many years while her girls were growing up. She was a life-long and active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Shelby, including WELCA.

Adeline is survived by her husband, James H. “Bert” Rogers; daughters, Donna (David) Herdina and Judy (Warren) Johnson, all of Great Falls; four grandchildren, Ryan Herdina, Megan Herdina, Kelsey Johnson and Devin Johnson; one great grandchild Tesher Reidle; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences can be made to Adeline’s memorial page at