In Memory: Retired Veterinary Medical Library Staff Member Marilyn Rogers

Friday, April 8, 2022

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the passing of retired library assistant Marilyn Kay Rogers, of Lafayette, Indiana, who died March 9.  She was 70. 

A graduate of Lafayette Central Catholic High School, Marilyn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in library science at Purdue University in 1973 and worked as a library assistant in the Purdue Veterinary Medical Library before retiring in 2014. In addition to her career with Purdue Libraries, she was actively involved as a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center in West Lafayette and also volunteered at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi.

Marilyn is remembered as a very loving and giving person who was passionate about saving the environment and social reform and spent her life helping others. In particular, she enjoyed helping students on a daily basis in her role as a library assistant at the Veterinary Medical Library in Lynn Hall.  After retirement Marilyn continued to donate her time, teaching various children in her life how to read and write. She also was known for rescuing stray animals, many of which she adopted as pets.  Marilyn also volunteered at the Franciscan Health Lafayette hospital to provide companionship to hospice patients. She also enjoyed needlework for which she won several blue ribbons at the Indiana State Fair.  Other interests included planting flowers, canning applesauce, and baking.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Habitat for Humanity, or Natalie’s 2nd Chance Animal Shelter. The Fisher Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Click here to view a complete obituary.


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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