Rebecca J. (Roggenkamp) Vance

Born: Thu., Apr. 28, 1949
Died: Thu., Jun. 27, 2019


Visitation

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 01, 2019
Location: Milltown Christian Church


Funeral Service

6:00 PM Mon., Jul. 01, 2019
Location: Milltown Christian Church


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Rebecca (Roggenkamp) Vance passed away peacefully on Thursday June 27th at her residence in New Albany, Indiana. Becky was a talented seamstress and prided herself in her sewing skills and designing Derby Hats for many years. Becky spent her formative years growing up in the small Indiana town of Milltown Indiana, She was active in 4-H, various civic clubs and events and enjoyed sewing and setting up wedding parties with her Mother Kathleen. She graduated from Milltown High school class of 1967. After high school she attended Indiana University Southeast and Married the late Ronald Vance from Ramsey Indiana and had a son, Ramsey, named after the town. Rebecca divorced and worked various jobs before eventually settling down into the career she loved which was sewing, designing and creating fashions including beautiful Derby hats. She enjoyed spending time with her nephews Keaton, Liam and Nicholas. She enjoyed taking on special projects which included helping people prepare for special events be it a wedding, graduation or anniversary party. Her creative talents will be missed by many. 

 

She is survived by her son Ramsey Vance of Milltown, Father EK Jr. (Duke) Roggenkamp, Brothers EK III (Edd) Roggenkamp.   (Rheva). of Versailles, KY, Kelly Roggenkamp (Laura) of Georgetown, IN. Granddaughters Asia Hicks-Vance and Cheyanne Hicks of Milltown. Aunt Virgina Chase, Niece Kara Roggenkamp (Ephraim Zimmerman) of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Nephews EK IV (Eddie) Roggenkamp of Vienna Virginia, Keaton Roggenkamp ( Caitlyn) of Memphis Indiana, Liam Roggenkamp of Georgetown, IN and Nicholas Roggenkamp of Georgetown Indiana. As well as many cousins and extended friends and family. 

 

She was preceded in death by her Mother Kathleen (Hilgeman) Roggenkamp, Sister Roslyn Roggenkamp, Grandparents EK Sr, Roggenkamp, Florence Roggenkamp, Mildred Yates Roggenkamp, Mabel Roggenkamp and Elmer and Minnie Hilgeman, Aunts  Mildred Booth, Dorothy Parks, Melba Taylor, and Uncles Fred Hilgeman and Walter Roggenkamp. 

 

Arrangements will be as follows. Viewing and visitation will be Monday July 1st at the Milltown Christian Church, 214 East Main Street NW Milltown, Indiana from 12p till 6p with Funeral service at 6p. No graveside service will be held. Cremation was chosen following Becky’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the WHAS Crusade for Children, 520 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY  40202, in memory of Rebecca J. Vance.  Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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Michael Smith
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
Becky and I go back to at least the mid-50s, we saw the Milltown Christian Church through a major flood and a permanent relocation. She was the young & smiling face I saw frequently through several years of grade school and high school. Our families were close, she was like family. Computers and the Internet kept us even closer in the last several years. I will miss her warm friendship, insights, encouragements and understanding manner. Sincere condolences to Ramsey and the entire Roggenkamp family.

Rita Jane McWilliams Banning
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
Becky holds a special place for me. Becky, Eddie and I grew up together in Milltown and my mother and Kathleen and Duke were good friends. Once, when Duke had earned a special trip to New York, my mother and I spent several days with Becky and Eddie while Kathleen and Duke went off on their trip. We shared time at Eastern Star events, Christian Church, 4-H, sledding on Roggenkamp's hill and particularly at Milltown School. In recent years Becky has single handedly purchased and sold beautiful shirts and sweatshirts to make extra money for our Alumni Scholarship Fund and truly made a difference. She will be greatly missed not only by those of us who spent our youth together but those who went nowhere else to obtain a special Derby Hat each year. My heart goes out to you, Ramsey, Duke, Kelly and Edd as I know how close you all have been. But I know that there has been a lovely reunion in Heaven with Kathleen's open arms surrounding her only daughter. God bless all of you. Rita Jane


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