Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Rodgers will be held at 3:00 PM Friday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Liberty Memorial Gardens.
Emma Marlene Merck Rodgers, 78, of 21 Highland Terrace, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at Anmed Health in Anderson. Born in Greenville, she was the widow of Robert Rudolph Rodgers and a daughter of the late Lawrence Eugene “Gene” and Inez Porter Merck.
She was retired from Duke Energy. She cherished her family and her church, Liberty First Baptist, where she was a long time member.
Surviving are a son, Andy Rodgers and his wife Angie of Sandy Springs; 2 brothers, Hugh Merck of Hilton Head and Jim Merck of Chapin; and especially her beloved friend for over 70 years, Harriett Giles of Easley.
In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Owen.
The family will be at their respective homes. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society: 154 Milestone Way Greenville, SC 29615 or Liberty First Baptist: 400 Edgemont Avenue Liberty, SC 29657. Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements. www.libertymortuary.com