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Eleanor A. Rodgers, 79, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Morning Breeze Nursing Home. Eleanor was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Ohio County, Indiana, the daughter of Clarence and Bertha (Wingate) New.
She graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1956. On July 13, 1957, she married Harold Rodgers Jr. and he preceded her in death on March 13, 2009.
Eleanor worked in the administration office at Greensburg Community Schools for several years. Many people will remember her as the "Cake Lady" because she baked and decorated cakes for people for more than 40 years.
Survivors include her son, Michael (Shirley) Rodgers of Rushsylvania, Ohio; daughter, Kathleen (William) Rodgers-Perry of Streator, Illinois; sisters, Mary Renaud, Dorothy (William) Koons, and Ruby (William) Dennis; brothers, Clarence New Jr. and Gene New; and grandchildren, Geoffrey (Jillian) Rodgers and Ryan (Ashleigh) Rodgers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5 at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Funeral Services begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6 at the funeral home, with Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Donor's Choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Published on July 4, 2017
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