Suzanne Rodgers

Brighton | Friday, February 27 2015

DATELINE:   Brighton

NAME:  Suzanne E. Rodgers

AGE:  55

DIED: 11:45 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at her home

BORN:  November 20, 1959, in Alton

PARENTS: Robert L. & Wilma  A. (Robinson) Brooks

MARRIED:  Michael J. Rodgers

DATE & PLACE: June 25, 1983 in Jerseyville, Illinois

OCCUPATION:  Suzanne graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Social Fraternity during college, then a member of the Alton/Edwardsville Alumni Club and was President for part of those years. She later obtained her Masters Degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She began her teaching career in Pana, Illinois at St. Patrick’s Sacred Heart School and taught there for five years. She then started teaching in the Jersey Community School District, where she dedicated 27 years to the district in which she was raised, teaching at East Elementary School. She was also on the Faculty of IGA (Illinois Geographic Alliance) Summer Geographic Institute where she facilitated lessons in geography at SIUE during the 1996-2002 Summer Geography Institute. Suzanne and her husband enjoyed being an active participant in their children’s education. She sat on the Alton Youth Symphony board for a time. She also served on the board for ABOB (Alton Bank and Orchestra Builders) and was a Marching 100 Mom for 6 consecutive years.

VISITATION :  4-8 p.m., Tuesday March 3, 2015

At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville

FUNERAL :  10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 4, 2015

At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville

CLERGY: Rev. Ed Haun

BURIAL: Oak Grove Cemetery

MEMORIALS:  In Lieu of Flowers, Givin it all for Guts


HUSBAND:  Michael J. Rodgers

SONS:   Adam Rodgers of Godfrey, Illinois and Nicholas Rodgers of Chicago, Illinois

PARENTS: Robert & Wilma Brooks of Jerseyville, Illinois

SISTER: Cindy Brooks of Washington, D.C.

PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY:   Grandparents: Clarence & Lois (Hefner) Brooks and William & Margie (Brotherton) Robinson



Obit Provided By:
Alexander Funeral Home

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