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Annie Kathryn Rodgers

Annie Rodgers

August 27, 1916     ~     January 3, 2014

Annie Kathryn Rodgers, 97, Glasgow, passed away on Friday, January 03, 2014, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. A native of Metcalfe County, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Betsy Lamburth Dilley.

Mrs. Rodgers was a Registered Nurse, having trained at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, later moving to Lynch, KY, and then to Paducah, where she worked for Atlas Powder Company. It was there she met Bill Rodgers, whom she married on December 28, 1945. A short while later, they moved back to Glasgow where she began working at T. J. Samson Community Hospital as a Registered Nurse and continued for 39 years; 33 of which she was Director of Nursing.

Mrs. Rodgers was also very active in community and civic organizations. She was a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star; a member of the White Shrine; a charter member of the Glasgow B & PW Club; Member and Past President of the Glasgow Garden Club; a member of the Edmund Rogers Chapter DAR; a founding member of the Samsonites, of which she continued to be active; and an avid researcher of family genealogy.

Survivors include one son: Bill Rodgers and wife Judy of Fernardina Beach, FL; two grandchildren: Todd Rodgers and wife Lisa of Winterville, GA, and Amy Scurria and husband Mark of Chapel Hill, NC; four great-grandchildren: Alex, Will, Isabella, and Caitlin; several nieces and nephews including one special niece, Frances Royse.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Rodgers, two brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Eastern Star Services will be held 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to T. J. Samson Hospice.

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Guest Register

13 Entries for Annie Kathryn Rodgers

  1. Renee Perkins says:

    Bill, Judy, Amy, Todd, Frances and other family,
    I want you to know that all of you are in our prayers. Mrs Rodgers was one of the finest ladies I’ve ever known and she has touched so many lives through her work and community services. She will be remembered as a great Nursing Leader and a wonderful friend to so many. She will truly be missed.
    Renee Perkins

  2. Paulette (Witty) Wasylycia says:

    Knew Mrs. Rodgers for years both at TJSCH and later after retirement. My sympathy to family and friends.

  3. Jane H. Baker says:

    Bill and family, Anne was a wonderful caring gentle lady that I always loved. A wonderful life!!!
    She will be missed and remembered by all that she had contact with. Walter also enjoyed her.Strength to you all in the days ahead. Affectionately Jane

  4. Helen Adwell says:

    I was deeply saddened by the news of my friend, Mrs. Rodgers passing. All my thanks and love for the many years she was there for me. May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide within you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more….

  5. Ann Stewart says:

    To the Rodgers family–Mrs. Rodgers set an example for all of us to follow. She was dedicated to her family, friends and community. My prayers are for you during this time. She enjoyed her volunteer work with the Chamber of Commerce and there were not many events that she missed. She touched many people throughout her lifetime as Mr. Rodgers did through scouting. She will be missed by many.

  6. Don & Anna Richardson says:

    I was very sorry to hear of Annie Kathryn’s passing. I have known AK for many years and she was always the same sweet person any time you saw her. We started to drive to Glasgow for the visitation when we heard the weather forecast and decided that we better not chance the trip.
    Our best wishes to the family, she will be sadly missed by so many people, especially those she has helped & encouraged thru the years.

  7. Keith, Connie and Natalie says:

    Bill,Judy, Amy, Mark, Todd and Lisa,
    So very sorry that we cannot be there today and tomorrow due to weather, We are sending you each a very big hug. Keith also has the flu and is in bed as I write this.
    As I sat in worship this am and joined in the singing I prayed the words of the songs we sang over you all . “Blessed be the Name of the Lord…He gives and takes away…blessed be His holy name”,”Lord I need you every hour”, and “Lord, I give you my heart, I live for you alone, every breath that I take, every moment I’m awake, Lord have your way in me…” I pray that Jesus will meet you at the point of your greatest need.
    Anne Kathryn was instrumental in me becoming a nurse. One of my earliest memories of her was going to her office and being allowed to “type” on her typewriter . She gave me my first job there at the hospital. She was tough but I learned a lot. I am grateful for her influence. I also remember lots of really fun Christmas Eves at her and Uncle Bills house for gifts, food, playing with cousins and playing cards. Very fond memories of her house, even back to staying with Grandma. After Uncle Bill died, Anne Kathryn dug up his iris and day lily bed and gave them to several of us. I Always think of her when I see them blooming in our yard and I have divided them and given them to many who have admired them. They continue to bloom as beautiful as ever! We love you!!

  8. James & Lou Johnson says:

    Bill & Judy, we are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Rodger’s passing. Our love and prayers
    are with you.

  9. Rich and Connie Lambirth and Virginia. (Iowa family) says:

    Bill and family Anna Katherine was a special person to all family from Iowa. She so graciously had us for a wonderful meal many times and shared family info with us. We all loved to come to her wonderful home. Saw her many times in the assisted living and even had a great meal there as her guest. Will miss our visits with her. Love to you and your family.

  10. Charlie Davis says:

    Bill, I was very saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. Words cannot express what she and your dad meant to me over the years. I had the privilege and pleasure of visiting with her on a number of occasions. She will be sorely missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Loretta Silcox Norris says:

    Bill, I am so sorry about your mother. I did not know until late today. Mrs. Rodgers was a very sweet and caring lady. I will always remember her coming to get me when I had my tonsils removed. I think she carried me to the operating room because I was so scared. Our community will miss her.

  12. carolyn Phillips Fields Johnson says:

    Mrs. Rogers has sure meant slot to this community. I started my nursing career at TJSCH with Mrs. Rogers. She was a great woman. God Bless each of you. Carolyn

  13. carolyn Phillips Fields Johnson says:

    God be with each of you in the loss of a great woman. I started my nursing career at TJ under Mrs. Rogers. She has inspired many nurses over the years.