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Faine (Topper) Rodgers

July 8, 1927 ~ June 21, 2017 (age 89)

The Piano Brothers

            Faine Marie Rodgers, 89, of Emmitsburg, MD departed this life peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  Born July 8, 1927 in McSherrystown, PA, she was the daughter of the late J. Ray and Stella Agnes (Wolfe) Topper, who preceded her in death in 1942 and 1972.  She was the wife of the late William Rodgers, who passed in 1990.

            Upon graduation from high school, Faine worked for Dr. W.R. Cadle, the Potomac Edison Company and Cambridge Rubber Company, before going to work as a secretary at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, MD and eventually retiring from there.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Emmitsburg Senior Citizens. She volunteered at the Gettysburg Hospital for many years, Emmitsburg Elementary School, the Archives of the Daughters of Charity from 1998 to 2013, and the Emmitsburg Senior Center from 1992 until the present.  She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, reading, playing cards, going on bus trips, working puzzles, and bowling on Wii.  She was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles.

            Surviving are 4 daughters, Kathryn Dilbeck and husband Scott of Panama City, FL, Joan Rodgers of Springfield, WV, Bonnie Weatherly and husband Dave of Fairfield, PA, and Lisa Tomlinson and husband Brian of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  She is also remembered by her very special friend, Paul Smith.  Faine was the last of her immediate family, having been predeceased by 5 brothers, Carroll “Chick”, Leo, Raymond “Mick”, Walter, and Donald Topper; and sister, Inez Gunn. 

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, MD, with the Rev. John J. Holliday, C.M. as celebrant.  Inurnment will follow at Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery. 

            Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD, 21157, or to the Emmitsburg Ambulance Company, P.O. Box 1101, Emmitsburg, MD, 21727 .  Arrangements have been entrusted to MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Emmitsburg.

 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
June 26, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
47 DePaul St.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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