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Dorothy (Dottie) L. Rodgers, age 71, passed away at her residence in Cambridge Springs following a one year's illness on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She had lived in Cambridge Springs for the past 20 years. Dottie was born on December 5, 1945 in Titusville, PA, a daughter of the late Glenn Armstrong and Mary Ellen Kenison Armstrong. First married to John P. Lang, she subsequently married Charles Edward Rodgers on July 6, 2012 who survives.
A graduate of Townville High School, Dottie became a dietician and was employed at Maplewood High School and Cussewago School for more than 10 years. Later she was employed as a nurse's aide at Wesbury United Methodist Community and at Bethesda Home in Meadville. Throughout those years, Dottie also worked as a bar tender at various taverns located in the Crawford County area.
Dottie was a very social person making many lasting friendships easily. She enjoyed flower gardening and was an auxiliary member of VFW Post 169 of Venango and American Legion Post #381 of Cambridge Springs.
Surviving Dottie in addition to her husband, Charles, are two sons - Glenn G. Armstrong and his wife, Maggie of Guys Mills and Joseph L. Armstrong and his wife, Renee of South Carolina; a stepson - Jerry Rodgers and his wife, Sharon of Brownsville, PA; six grandchildren - Jessie Merchant, Gregory Armstrong (Jenn) Christopher Armstrong, Adam Armstrong, Zachary Armstrong (Melody), and Melody Schwantes and her partner (Alan). Dottie is also survived by three great grandchildren; two brothers - Wayne Armstrong (Kathy) of Titusville and Rex Armstrong (Karen) of Arizona; a sister-in-law: Linda Rogers of Cambridge Springs and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday, July 24th from 2-4 and 6-8 with a prayer service beginning at 8:00 p.m. Private burial will take place in Mitchell Cemetery. Pastor Jeff Sterling of Hydetown Baptist Church will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Yolanda Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335 or Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine Street, Meadville. The family would like to express their gratitude for the caring services they received from Crawford County Hospice throughout Dottie's illness. To send condolences please visit www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com.
Published on July 21, 2017
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