Irene J. (Tennant) Rodgers


Irene J. Rodgers, 67, of Ava, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Rome Memorial Hospital. Born in Rome on April 28, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie (Burdick) Tennant. She attended Rome schools and married Ralph Rodgers in 1992.

She worked at Harden Furniture in McConnellsville and was an avid BINGO player.

Surviving beside her loving husband, Ralph, are three daughters, Heather (Ricky) Larsen of Rome, Angie (Robert) Minikhiem of Liverpool and Jennifer Rodgers of Rome; two sons, Robert Tennant of Rome and Buddy (Brenda) Reese of Rome; two sisters, Barbara Cutler of Annsville and Lucy Tennant of Munnsville; a brother, Gerald Tennant of Rome; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m. at Rathbunnville Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Tuesday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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