Carolyn Kay Rodgers

April 23, 1943November 7, 2018

Carolyn Kay Rodgers, 75, of Springfield, passed away at 4:59 pm Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lincoln, IL, April 23, 1943 the daughter of Robert Lee and Audrey (Thompson) Gaddie. She married William Thomas Rodgers in Springfield, July 18, 1967 and he survives. Also surviving are her son, Michel L. Rodgers of Denton, TX and several cousins, including Barbara Renfro, Sally Jo Thompson, Ron Thompson, Rick Thompson and Mike Berschneider. Carolyn retired in 2011 from St. John’s Hospital where she served as an Emergency Room Orthopedic Technician. She was a member of Lakeside Christian Church. Cremations Rites will be accorded by the Bisch Crematory, Springfield, IL. A memorial gathering will be hosted by the family at Lakeside Christian Church 225 Toronto Rd. Springfield, IL on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 beginning at 4:00 pm until the time of a memorial service there at 5:00 pm. Pastor’s Jon Morrissett and Jay Brooks will officiate. Private inurnment will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in her memory to Lakeside Christian Church 225 Toronto Rd. Springfield, IL 62703 or Lake Springfield Christian Assembly 1674 Lick Creek Ln. Chatham, IL 62629. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 544-5424


  • William "Bill" Rodgers, Husband
  • Michael L. Rodgers, Son

  • Lakeside Christian Church
  • Lake Springfield Christian Assembly


  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 15, 2018

Carolyn Kay Rodgers

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Bev Mercer

November 17, 2018

One of my favorite people to work with in the ER. She was so hard working and never too busy to help with everything. She loved her husband and sons and lived life to the fullest.
Rest in peace my dear friend. I believe God is holding you in his arms right now and you are rejoicing in his presence.

teresa stark

November 17, 2018

Rest easy mrs Rodgers,and mr Rodgers my thoughts and prayers are with you,teresa your cleaning gal

Jailyn Farris

November 14, 2018

I’m saddened I never got to meet my grandmother, we look so much alike. I wish I could meet the other part of my family. If anyone wishes to reach out to me you’re more than welcomed to message me on Facebook @ Jailyn Farris
Rest In Peace

Sue Gaddie-Elliott

November 13, 2018

When I read her name Carolyn Kay, I hear in my head my Aunt Audrey saying her whole name, and Carolyn and I probably being in trouble! Her mother Audrey was my mother, Georgia's, sister. Carolyn's dad Robert (Shorty), was my dad, John's, brother. Double cousins! We grew up together, living next door.Please know if there were any way possible I would be there for the services. I send you all my love and prayers!

Julie Farris

November 13, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. We only have the memories that were shared with us. I myself wish Miss Carolyn would of had the chance to meet her granddaughter Jailyn Farris. Jailyn would of enjoyed the chance to meet as well to know the family history. Morale is to never put things off. For we may never get the chance again. Rest in Peace Ms Carolyn with your parents. Julie and Jailyn Farris. God Bless.

Adrian & Judy McCarty

November 11, 2018

Bill, so sorry for your loss . We remember the days when you started Inner City Mission and the church was on Rita Road. Carolyn Rest In Peace.