1924 – 2020
Delma Lee Rodgers died on November 20, 2020. Delma had been a resident of Hill Crest Manor Nursing Home, Hamilton. Previously she resided in Cameron and had lived in Gallatin for over 60 years.
Delma was an only child, born on September 24, 1924 to Frederick and Irma (Gordon) Hutchings. Her Aunt Sally and Uncle Jim Hutchings raised Delma after both her mother and father passed away when she was young. Delma graduated from Missouri City High School in 1942, then moved to Gallatin. She worked for the Davies County Division of Family Services for 26 years, beginning as a receptionist, then case worker, and becoming the director her last six years. She also had her own store, “Delma’s Fabric Shop”, on the square in Gallatin.
Delma belonged to the First Christian Church and was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She also enjoyed being a member of the Gallatin Garden Club and American Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, counted cross stitch, gardening, canning, cooking and line dancing.
Delma married Howard Rodgers on December 26, 1944 and had two sons Jerry Lee Rodgers and Michael Leslie Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard, son Michael and Great Grandson Nicholas Samuel Babin.
Survivors are Jerry Rodgers (Nancy), Cameron, Missouri, Daughter-in-law Cherye Rodgers, McKinney, Texas.
Grandchildren: Dr. Michelle Babin DVM (David), McKinney, Texas, Alison Rodgers, Portland, Oregon and Dr. Theron Rodgers PHD (Dr. Karen Blaha PHD) Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Great Grandchildren: Mikayla, Jordan, and James Babin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church Gallatin or Macular Degeneration Research in care of the funeral home. Graveside services will be held 2 PM, Monday, November 23rd, 2020, Greenwood Cemetery, Gallatin, MO. Friends may call 9 AM to noon on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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