Eleanor Irene (Olson) Rodgers, 88, of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Morristown Manor. She was born on November 7, 1928, in Platte, SD, as the daughter of Con G. Olson and Ida Sophia (Nelson) Olson.
She graduated from Platte High School. She married Joseph E. Rodgers on December 31, 1951.
She worked for Westminster Village as a nursing assistant until retiring in 1987. Eleanor also worked for Western Electric. She met for church services in a home each Sunday morning for 60 years. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Eleanor is survived by her son, Dean A. Rodgers of Fortville; daughters, Marlys K. (Joe) Burris of McCordsville, and Elaine S. (Price) Irving of Greenfield; brothers, Con Olson of Carmel, Verdus Olson of Indianapolis; sisters, Ina Browning of Evansville and Virginia Meyers of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Rodgers; sisters, Esther Olson, Clara Olson, Gretha Groseth, Millie Everson and Dena Christensen; brothers, Kermit Olson, Alvin Olson, George and Ervin Olson; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Rodgers.
Visitation will be held from Noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 1 p.m. Ministers Jeff Thayer, Kenion Coleman and Janet Nichol will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.
Friends may share a memory or a condolence at erleweinmortuary.com.