Rosemary Delores Rodgers
Rosemary Delores Rodgers, 94, of Kokomo, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown. She was born to the late Chester "Chet" and Mary (Metz) Floyd on Dec. 16, 1924, in Swayzee, Indiana. She married Glenn E. Rodgers on Feb. 23, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1992.
Rosemary dedicated her life to being a housewife and homemaker and was fiercely loyal and protective of her family, including her children and especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rosemary was a member and past president of Ladies Auxiliary and Cheer Guild for VFW Post 1152. She was also an avid supporter of We Care and never missed beginning and kick-off ceremony and watched and followed throughout the telethon. Until her health prevented her, she enjoyed shopping, going to dinner, and getting her hair styled. Rosemary also enjoyed collecting owls, cardinals, and Avon collectibles.
She is survived by her daughter, Saundra (Terry) Johnson; her two sons, Glenn E. Rodgers Jr. and Michael Rodgers; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; her parents; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth "Beth" Rodgers; five sisters, Winifred Wittaker, Mazine Heronemus, Betty Helmholtz, Barbara Glosser, and Roxene Johnson; brother, Fredrick "Sonny" Floyd; granddaughters, Tammy Johnson and Terrena Johnson; and great-grandson, Cory Johnson.
She will be forever loved and missed by children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Family would like to thank the nurses, aides, and other staff at Century Villa Health Care for their excellent care, compassion, and kindness extended to Rosemary and family.
There will be a time of visitation for Rosemary from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, also at the mortuary, with an hour of visitation prior to service. Pastor Matt Ellis will be officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden, Chapel of Peace.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rosemary's memory to We Care, Leukemia Society, or Parkinson's Research Foundation. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary.
Published on November 13, 2019


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