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Lilah Lee Rodgers, 83, of McAlester, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Oklahoma City.
Funeral services were Thursday at Brumley-Mills Chapel with the Rev. Chip Lott officiating. Burial was at Hugh Low Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
Lilah Rodgers was born on May 23, 1933, in Scipio, to Ernest "Kidd" and Edna (Beck) Barlow. She grew up in Scipio and graduated from Indianola High School.
She married William T. "Bill" Rodgers on May 18, 1952, in Greenwood, Arkansas. Since Bill was in the air force, they moved around for several years until his retirement in 1970, when they returned to Scipio.
Although Lilah loved crappie fishing, she was happiest planting flowers in their yard.
They also lived on Lake Eufaula in Bugtussle before moving to their current residence in McAlester.
Lilah was a member of the Lone Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
Lilah is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Sheree Rodgers, of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Christopher Rodgers and wife, Rosemary, of Oklahoma City, Tracey Rodgers, of Oklahoma City, and Scott Rodgers and wife, Julie, of Owasso; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Renee Swanson, of California; sister-in-law, Edith Jeane Eichert, of Woodland, California, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna Knight and Kidd Barlow; her husband, Bill; a son, Billy Rodgers; a sister, Joyce Odessa Zummer, and two grandsons, Ricky Lee Rodgers and Eddie Marqoux.
Pallbearers were Oben Weeks, Howard Zummer, Troy Zummer, James Zummer, Chris Edwards and Terry Rowell.
Honorary pallbearers were Gene Clifton, Don Higgens, Kenneth Williams, J.D. Barlow, Bill Eichert and Stan Pore Jr.
Published on December 23, 2016
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