Richard Burton Rodgers (1932 - 2013)

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Richard Burton Rodgers, 81, of Galion, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Galion Community Hospital after an extended illness.
Born June 4, 1932 in Adrian, Mich., he was the son of the late Walter Rodgers and the late Carolyn (Kelly) Stillings.  He married Dorothy (Watson) Sanders Rodgers on May 2, 1970 and she survives.
He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, Mich.  Richard owned and operated Rodgers E-Z Ride Motors, Rentals and Express Lube in Gallipolis for 28 years.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners in Gallipolis, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Elks Lodge in Marysville and Moose Lodge 303 in Galion.
In addition to his wife, he survived by one daughter, Kay L. Rodgers of Crestline; one stepson and friend, Phil Sanders and Cathy Curtis of Marysville; one grandson; one granddaughter; four step grandsons; one great-grandson; two great-granddaughters; three step great-granddaughters; two step great-grandsons and one sister, Marilyn Kelber of Galion.
He was preceded in death by one son, Richard L. Rodgers; one brother, Ronnie McCalister; stepmother, Olive Rodgers and stepfather, Delbert Stillings.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 with Bishop Linda Van Buren officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.
A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, during calling hours at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hosp. Assoc., 3850 Steltzer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219.
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Snyder Funeral Home, Richardson-Davis Chapel
218 S. Market Street
Galion, OH 44833
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Published in The Galion Inquirer on July 27, 2013
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