The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 29, 2013

Lena E. Rodgers


Star Beacon

WILLOUGHBY — Services for Lena Elizabeth (Childs) Rodgers, age 101, of Kirtland, will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 1st, at DAVIS-BABCOCK FUNERAL HOME, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby.

Mrs. Rodgers passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Willoughby.

Born July 14, 1912, in Orwell, the eldest of five children born to the late Ray S. and Mabel A. (LaMoreaux) Childs. She had lived in Kirtland for the past 60 years. She was a graduate of Orwell High School, Class of 1930 and the former Wilcox Business School in Cleveland, Class of 1932. She was also a longtime member of Old South (Congregational) Church in Kirtland and served as a Campfire Girls leader for many years.

Mrs. Rodgers was employed at the former Western Reserve Convalescent Home (now Golden Living Center – Western Reserve) in Kirtland, as the activities director and also volunteered there. She retired at age 89, after 33 years of service. 

She is survived by her daughters, Audrey L. (Clement) Naples of Orwell, Jacqueline (Thomas) Booth of Kirtland and Sharon L. (William) Breaux of Mentor; step-son, David L. (Nancy) Rodgers of North Bloomfield; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Ray E. (Nancy) Childs of Orwell. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and their families. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Fred Rodgers in 1962. Her parents, Ray and Mabel Childs; brothers, Donald H. and Kenneth E. Childs, who both served in World War II; and her sister, Dorothy L. (Childs) Burkholder are also deceased. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 31st, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, August 1st, at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert A. Gaston will officiate at the Service. Final resting place will be in Windsor Township Cemetery following the Service.

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