Gaye Rodgers Sizemore of Sinks Grove, WV, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg, WV.
She was born on December 26, 1938, at Colonial Picture Farm near Organ Cave, WV, to Frank G. Rodgers and Roberta Patton Rodgers.
Gaye attended Organ Cave Elementary School and graduated from Greenbrier High School. She attended the National Business College in Roanoke, VA. Upon completion of her education, she returned to Ronceverte, WV, and bought out her father’s business partner in what is now Rodgers Fairlea Equipment Company. She faithfully worked in this business for over 60 years.
She was a lifetime supporter of 4-H, FFA, and Farm Bureau, and loved yard sales and antiques.
She owned Bittersweet Antiques and Collectables. As a member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, she sang in the choir and participated in other church ministries. She was a member of the Ronceverte Business and Professional Women’s Club for many years. Her sole focus in life was service above self, which included taking care of her family, and visiting anyone who needed a hug, humor, encouragement, or a smile.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Sizemore; sister, Sylvia Rodgers Jones; brothers-in-law, John Lawler, Samuel Jones, and Jack Rappeport; and sister-in-law, Nancy Sizemore.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Elizabeth “Beth” Blackwell (Ben); sisters, Ginger Rodgers Rappeport and Richee Pat Rodgers; brothers, Robert Rodgers (Linda) and John Rodgers (Kaye); granddaughters, Amy Blackwell Messersmith (Nick) and Emma Blackwell; brothers-in-law, Mike Sizemore (Judy) and David Sizemore; stepson, Tony Sizemore; along with several nieces and nephews.
Per Gaye’s wishes, her body was donated to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tim Halloran officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church or the Peyton Hospice House.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the February 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.