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Joyce Lanham RODGERS

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Joyce Lanham RODGERS Obituary

Joyce Lanham Rodgers

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Joyce Lanham Rodgers, 77, died at 1:22 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

Joyce was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Springfield, the daughter of Dean and Bert Lanham; they preceded her in death.

Joyce was a graduate of Lanphier High School. She was co-owner and vice president of Lanham True Value Hardware from 1965-1991 and worked in Gov. Jim Edgar's office from 1992-1995. She later retired from the State of Illinois. She volunteered at Senior Services of Central Illinois and was a member of the Illinois State Historical Preservation Agency, Springfield Mass Transit District Board, Old State Capitol Foundation Board, and the Greater Springfield Chapter Northenders Republican Club.

She is survived by her son, Dean (wife, Angie) Rodgers of Springfield; brother, Ron Lanham of Springfield; aunt, Amelia Vangeison; and many cousins.

Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 2:00-3:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Northside United Methodist Church, 2400 N. Grand Ave. E., Springfield, IL.

Memorial Ceremony: 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Northside United Methodist Church, the Rev. Rita Nafziger officiating.

Memorials may be made to: Northside United Methodist Church, 2400 N. Grand Ave. E., Springfield, IL 62702, Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield, IL 62702 or Ansar Shrine Transportation Fund, 630 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL 62701.

The family of Joyce Lanham Rodgers is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.



Published in The State Journal-Register on Feb. 16, 2014
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