March 29, 1942 ~ June 12, 2020
Born in: Stamford, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas
March 29, 1942 – June 12, 2020
Harwerth, Georgia Susanne (Rogers), age 78, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 in Bryan, Texas. Georgia was born March 29th, 1942 in Stamford, Texas to Howard and Cecil (Kingcade) Rogers. The family moved to Kansas when Georgia was two years old where she graduated from Smith Center High School in 1960. She attended Kansas Wesleyan University for three semesters, majoring in music education. While at Kansas Wesleyan she was a member of Gamma Delta Gamma Sorority and the Philharmonic Choir. There she met the love of her life, Howard Harwerth, and they were married on June 23, 1963. Howard and Georgia moved to Hoxie, Kansas in 1966 living there for 47 years. During her years in Hoxie, she worked at USD 412 as secretary to the superintendent, public librarian for the Sheridan County Library, and a teaching assistant for USD 412. Georgia enjoyed many activities, including The Order of the Eastern Star, the community theater, the women’s choral ensemble, and Hoxie United Methodist Church where she directed the choir and worked with the children and youth. She held several leadership positions with the United Methodist Women.
Upon the death of Howard in 2014, Georgia moved to Bryan, Texas to be closer to her daughter, Dala. She lived at Waldenbrook retirement community where she was a member of their singing band and enjoyed taking local day trips. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryan where she joined the Sanctuary Choir. Throughout all these years in Bryan, Georgia met many new and interesting people. Upon meeting these new friends, her first words were “I’m from Kansas”. In December of 2019, she moved to Legacy Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing where even at the end of her life, she kept singing to the residents and nurses. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Cecil Rogers, and her husband Howard. She is survived by her brother Galen Rogers and wife Diane (Newton, KS), son David Harwerth (Grandview, MO), Dala (Harwerth) Henry and husband David (Bryan, TX), and granddaughter Addie Henry (Georgetown, TX), and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the music ministry of First United Methodist Church of Bryan, Texas or Hoxie United Methodist Church.
A public graveside service is scheduled for the 9th of July in Hoxie, Kansas.
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Sorry to hear of the passing of Georgia. I got acquainted with her during my time at Waldenbrooke
Dear Dala, David, and Addie Jeanne,
So very sorry for the loss of your beloved Georgia. I recall well her welcoming smile, the excitement with which she and Dala’s dad would travel here early on when you moved here, to be together with you at the holidays. When Georgia relocated here fulltime, everyone was so happy to be blessed with her availability to see first-hand her beautiful granddaughter growing up and to see her daughter and son-in-law so happy. She thrived as a member of the FUMC Sanctuary Choir and it was fun to see her smiling in the choir loft. There was no one any prouder than she when Addie directed the choir and was featured in so many other musical roles at FUMC through the years. To have your grandmother and mother with you and available, well…frankly there’s no other gift greater I can think of than that of the time and love you all shared together. Her passing leaves a major gap in the lives of so many, including her friends in the community as well as all those who love you. The only peace that comes is that she is again with her beloved husband and together they have a slightly better seat from which to watch your lives continue to grow and thrive as they become a tribute to her love for you and you for her. May you be comforted during this very difficult time of loss. Adding my prayers and very best regards for all of you.