Clara Belle (Boggs) Rodgers, 79, of Milan, IN (formerly of Rising Sun), passed away at 11;45 AM, Sunday, December 26th, 2021 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, IN.
Clara was born in Ohio County, IN on October 20, 1942, a daughter of the late Margaret (Hutchinson) Boggs and James A. Boggs. Clara grew up in a large family near Aberdeen, IN and was a 1960 graduate of Rising Sun High School. She ran her own upholstery shop from her home for several years. Clara also formerly worked at the Rising Sun BP Station, the Chair Factory in Rising Sun and the Plastic Factory in East Enterprise. Clara loved going to yard sales searching for antique dishes and other bargains. She was also well known for her painted gourds. Clara married Paul W. Rodgers on February 15, 1991. Clara and Paul were together over 28 years until his passing in 2019. Clara was a loving mom, grandma and beloved aunt and friend to many.
Clara is survived by her daughter, Julia Demaree and husband John, of Fairplay, CO; by her grandchildren Ryan Lloyd Davis, Amber Elaine Davis and Joseph Paul Demaree and by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Paul, by sons, John Kelly & Lloyd "Rusty" Kelly, by a brother, Robert Boggs and by sisters, Doris Richardson, Arietta Caseltine, Rose & Ida Boggs, Patsy Evans, Carolyn Huffard, Betty Grace and Sandra Edwards.
Visitation will be held 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 30th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Funeral services will follow at 1 PM at Markland Funeral Home with Eldon Fancher officiating. Family and friends will gather for a meal at the Rising Sun American Legion following the services. It was Clara's wish to be cremated and her burial will take place at a later date at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Mt. Carmel Cemetery
c/o Markland Funeral Home 327 N High Street, Rising Sun IN 47040