Lila Lee Rodgers, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 8:38 p.m. at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus where she had been a patient the past week.

Lila was born October 9, 1930, in Perry County, Ohio to Raymond and Ruth Betts Latta.  She was a graduate of Corning High School and moved to Washington Court House in 1959 from Reynoldsburg.

She was a retired Calmar employee.

Lila was a member of the First Presbyterian Church;

She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Rodgers on March 22, 1978; a grandson, Thomas E. (Tommy) Rodgers on February 23, 2004; by a brother, Donald Latta and a sister, Thelma Aldstadt.

Lila is survived by three sons, William L. Rodgers and Thomas E. Rodgers, both of Washington Court House and Daniel M. Rodgers of Blacklick, Ohio; a granddaughter, Stephanie Poland and her husband, Jordan, of Reynoldsburg; two great grandchildren, Jameson and Ava Poland; a sister-in-law, Dee Latta of Tipp City and a brother-in-law, Everett Aldstadt of Englewood, OH and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating.  A graveside service will be held in the Dew Cemetery at Corning in Perry County at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House from 5-8 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 218 North Hinde Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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  • Kimberly Matthews says:

    Bill, Tom, and Dan; I am so sorry to hear Lila has left. …and sorry to hear she had been ill. I have such good memories of her. She was always smiling and so very sweet. I know I met her not long after my birth, but my oldest memory is setting her lap at Grandpa’s house. She was singing “Frere Jacques” to me. She not only taught me the song, but how to work my fingers/hands to the tune. She was so patient as I kept asking her to do it again and with a smile she repeated over and over until I was ready to stop. I know she will be missed terribly. She is one person I am looking forward to seeing again when I move on too. You are all are in my prayers. Take care.

  • Pattie Bobb says:

    Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. I so remember your mother – as you lived down the street from us on N. North St., Pattie Bobb

  • Tom - Regina Hankinson says:

    We are so sorry for all of Aunt Lila’s family loss. Our love, prayers and sympathy. She was a lovely person , insides and out.

  • John Nestor says:

    One of the nicest most caring women I have ever met. Peace…

  • So sorry for your loss! Sending Condolences and Prayers!

    Bill, I remember when your mom was our Cub Scout Den Leader 🤗 She was always so happy and kind!