September 11, 1924 ~ November 3, 2004
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Ethel Ingle Rodgers of 36 Lynwood Circle, Asheville, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Mountain Area Solace Center. Born in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Geoffrey and Etta Ingle and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alaf Gibson and Ruth Rodgers and by three brothers, Elmer Ingle, Jack Ingle and Gomer Ingle. Mrs. Rodgers was a graduate of West Buncombe High School and a lifelong member of Dix Creek United Methodist Church. She was active in the United Methodist Women of the Church and enjoyed traveling the USA and the world with her husband in his 27 plus years in the Air force. She was a homemaker until her children grew up and then worked for many years at Belk’s and Bon Marche’ as a sales clerk. Survivors include her husband of over 58 years, Sidney Vance Rodgers; a daughter, Vicki Castaldo and her husband Mark of Fairfax, VA; a son, Mark Rodgers and his wife Marilyn of Weaverville; two grandsons, Gary Phelps and his wife Holly and Nathaniel Rodgers. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday at Dix Creek United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kent Smith and Joseph Dillon officiating. Her family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm at the church prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Dix Creek UMC, c/o Mary Parham, 10 Beck Drive, Asheville, NC 28806.