Patsy Ellen Rogers

November 27, 1938December 9, 2020

Patsy Ellen Rogers, 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Born November 27, 1938 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Leonard and Lucy (Phipps) Swim and was a graduate of Bridgeton High School.

She worked at DePauw University for 44 years, retiring in 2004 from the computer science department where she worked as a secretary.

Patsy is survived by her son, Rick A. Rogers (Cheri Phillips); sisters, Polly Sullivan and Frieda Pettit; a brother James (Shirley) Swim; grandchildren, Collette Reeves and Matthew J. Rogers; and great grandchildren, Oliver & Caroline Cope and Delilah, Ridley, & Finn Reeves.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Rogers; and a son, David L. Rogers.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Walnut Chapel Cemetery in Belle Union, IN.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM on Tuesday until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Patsy to the American Cancer Society.

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  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020


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Judith George

January 19, 2021

I knew Patsy as a valued member of the staff at DePauw University.
She was the one we took our grades to at the end of the semester so we all got to know Patsy Rogers. She was a fine secretary and a warm-hearted individual. After my and her retirement we would occasionally see each other at the Retired DePauw Women's Staff lunch. She was a good woman and one who was a credit to the DePauw community.

Brenda Chaney McClure

December 13, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathies. Your Mom was a sweet person and will be missed.

Marsha Hartman

December 11, 2020

I have such fond memories of 27 years sitting across a table from Patsy during break time at the hub at DePauw, and later at Putnam Inn each month for retirees. The laughs and stories we shared. RIP Patsy. You will be missed.

Cynthia Hanks

December 11, 2020

Patsy and I worked together in the DePauw Computing Services dept. She was dedicated to the department and DePauw and had an outstanding work ethic. She taught me so much. Patsy had a great sense of humor and enjoyed simple pleasures. I loved her stories about weekend trips to Marengo with Roy, grandkids stories and hearing the number of cars that passed her house during ‘Covered Bridge’ season. Patsy was a wonderful woman and friend.

Sandy Smith

December 11, 2020

Patsy and I worked together at DePauw. She was a joy to work with and truly was an expert in her field. My deepest condolences to the family.

Patricia Birkemeier

December 11, 2020

I knew Patsy from DePauw and her volunteering at my church, Cornerstone Baptist. Patsy was such a joy to know and she always had a smile. I will miss her.