1930 — 2021
Kera Toline Rogers, 91, of Charleston, SC died June 30, 2021. The daughter of Vera Paul Federoff, of Ryazan, Russia, and Bertrand James Laney, of New York City, Kera was born in Hankow, China, on April 30, 1930. She had one sibling, Christina Laney, now deceased. Kera and her family fled China in 1940, shortly after the Japanese offensive. After leaving China, Kera traveled the world with her family, attending schools in Panama, El Salvador, several US states, and finally, at the University of Texas where she met John A. Toline who became her husband. After living in California and Mississippi where John served in the US Navy, they moved to Moline, IL where they raised four children. An...