Emily Ruth Rogers, 90, of Sweet Valley, peacefully passed away into the arms of her Lord, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at home.
Mrs. Rogers was born in Noxen on Nov. 9, 1922, a daughter of the late Frank and Rachel Dymond Blossom.
Emily graduated from Beaumont High School and was employed by the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington, D.C., during World War II, retiring from Owens-Illinois.
She was preceded in death by brother, Stephen Blossom; and sisters, Genevieve Munkatchy, Mahalia Newell and Effie Crispell.
Emily is survived by daughters, Margo Kirkwood and her husband, Alex, Brownsville, Texas; Genevieve Ross and her partner, Chris, Bend, Ore.; Yvonne Romano, with whom she resided; and Sonya Rogers, Hanover Township; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
The family extends special thanks to the nurses of Traditional Hospice, Patty and Kristie, and the many aides who cared for Emily during her illness.
Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
Online condolences can be made at www.clswansonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 13, 2013