Lylian K. Rogers, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon at the Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center with her family at her side.
Born in Utica, N.Y., on Nov. 10, 1931, the only child of the late Charles and Nina Elizabeth Mead Bowers, she was raised and educated in Gloversville, moving to the Amsterdam area in 1948 upon her marriage. Lylian was employed for a time as a housekeeper for a private residence and later worked in the same capacity for Mount Loretto Nursing Home and the Holiday Inn. She loved being with her family, camping at the Griffin Gorge in Wells where she fished and enjoyed the outdoors. She played cards especially the game Kings Corners even to her days at Baptist Home where she considered staff and residents her extended family. Lylian had a strong faith which sustained her all through her life, especially her rosary which gave her great comfort. Her family will always remember her wonderful chocolate cake and Lylian being the life of the party.
On August 15, 1948, she was married to Francis A. Rogers Sr.; he predeceased her on Feb. 6, 1984. Sadly she also lost a son, Joseph Charles Rogers.
She leaves her children, Francis (Nancy) Rogers Jr. of New Hamburg, N.Y., Nina (Charles) Montroy of Prospect, N.Y., Philip V. (Kim) Rogers of Fultonville and Rita (Gary) Pawlowski of Amsterdam; grandchildren, Rebecca Rogers, Christopher (Carolina) Rogers, Sara (Robert) DiBernardo, Timothy Montroy, Joseph (Rachel) Montroy, Benjamin (Krysta) Rogers, Nina Rogers, Stanley (Lyndsai) Chesebro, Erin (Patrick) Richardson, Kristel (RJ) Hodge, Megan Pawlowski, David (Tiffany) Rowe and Cynthia Atwood; great-grandchildren, Marcos and Mateo Rogers, Evan DiBernardo, Ella Montroy, Logan and Jacob Rogers, Tamara, Reba and Tyler Chesebro, Callum Richardson, Nakiya Lotman, Austin Atwood, Alexa McCullough and Jenna, Nicole and Jessie Rowe; brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Virginia Rogers of Amsterdam; as well as nieces and nephews. Her family is most grateful to the staff at Baptist Health Care for their care and concern these last nine years, and also to chaplain Mark Chaffin for his comfort to her.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian burial, which will be celebrated Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 50 Cornell Street, Amsterdam, with Father O. Robert DeMartinis as celebrant. It was Lylian's request that calling hours be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Montgomery County Office for Aging, in care of Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue. Please visit her online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.