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M. Ruth (Graham) Rodgers

February 24, 1927 ~ May 25, 2017 (age 90)

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Mary “Ruth” Rodgers, 90, of St. Joe Road, Butler, went to be with her Lord Thursday evening, May 25, 2017 at New Haven Court in Butler.

Ruth was born in Butler on February 24, 1927. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Ethel Young Graham. A 1945 graduate of Butler High School, and a longtime member of St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church in Butler, she was a member of the Church’s Ladies’ Guild. Ruth enjoyed golfing in the Hiland  Ladies’ League, bowling in various leagues, but most especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Ruth married Charles E. “Chuck” Rodgers Sr. on November 11, 1948 at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, Chicora. Chuck preceded her in death on January 26, 2017.

She is survived by six children, Charles E. Rodgers Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Butler, Teresa Flemming and husband, Merle, of Petrolia, Shirley Vernon and husband, Dan, of Butler, Donna Snyder and husband, Bill, of Fenelton, Sue Parker and husband, Butch, of Chicora, and Lucy Amerson and husband, Steve, of Butler. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mabel Weiland, of Butler; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda, a granddaughter, two great-grandsons, eight brothers, and four sisters.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora-Fenelton Road, Chicora, from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, 210 St. Wendelin Rd., Butler, with the Rev. Matthew McClain, church pastor as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in the Village of North Oakland.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Rodgers’ name may be made to St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, 210 St. Wendelin Rd., Butler, PA 16001.

For more information or to send a condolence please visit www.hilefh.com.


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