We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary
Born April 14, 1943, to her parents, Aubrey and Lorene Line in El Reno, Oklahoma, Rena Kay Genet made a loving and positive impact on everyone she met. Her family moved to Yukon where she spent her childhood years invested in her small-town community playing with friends and competing in six-on-six girls' basketball while in High School. Yukon became the home town she loved, and she never left.
She married "Jimmy D" Rogers in August of 1961, and they were married for 37 years. Together they had two children, Joel, and Stephanie both of whom remained the apple of her eye for the rest of her life. Both Stephanie and Joel were involved in sports and cheerleading and Rena never missed a game or an event her kids participated in. After Jimmy D passed, Rena met Ray Genet and they were married on October 23, 1999. For the next 23 years these two enjoyed creating a life they loved which included Joel and Stephanie and of course the grandchildren. When they weren't playing with the grandchildren, and the nieces and nephews, Rena liked to travel. Her favorite destination was wherever they were headed.
Rena loved cooking and baking, and her Thanksgiving stuffing is legendary. A pinch of this and a handful of that, a splash of this and a dollop of the other was the only recipe she used. Some of her delicious concoctions came from her days as a lunchroom cook and server. For over 30 years she served the children huge delicious hot rolls and cinnamon rolls, mac-n-cheese, and all the other dishes that made the school lunchroom memorable. Wherever she went it seemed she ran into someone she had served lunch to. Rena's memory will live on in the lives of her spouse and children, and all the other children who knew her as Rena, the Lunch Lady.
Rena is preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Lorene Line, and her sister, Sandra Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Ray Genet; her children, Joel Rogers, and Stephanie Rogers and her husband Chico; grandchildren Grant, Caroline, Zane, and Oliva; her sister Shirley Brattin and her brother Joe Line; and a host of nieces and nephews, many of whom she took care of when they were young.
Services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, June 24, 2022, at Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary in Yukon. Burial will follow at Yukon Cemetery.