News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 24, 2014

Virginia S. Rogers


TERRE HAUTE — Virginia S. “Ginnie” Rogers, 94, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, after celebrating Easter with her family. She was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Hendersonville, N.C., to James G. and Laura Snowden. She grew up in Charleston, S.C., until she moved to Terre Haute in 1953. She was a volunteer at Regional Hospital for 28 years and a member of The Woman's Department Club. She has been an active member at St. Stephen Episcopal Church since moving to Terre Haute. Ginnie loved being with her family and friends and never met a stranger.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 40 years, Dr. Robert Shirrell Rogers; brothers, James and Barnard Snowden; and a grandson, Aaron Rogers.  

Survivors include daughters, Elizabeth Greenwell and husband Scott, and Ann Murphy of Terre Haute; sons, Robert and wife Shelley of Indianapolis, Charles and wife Sue of Plainfield, and Joseph and wife Charleen of Tucson; grandchildren, Brad and Robert Greenwell, Emily Greenwell Owens, Sean, Kevin, and Becca Murphy, Matt, Ben, Laura, Brian, and Katie Rogers. In addition, she is survived by 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 N. 7th St., at 3 p.m. Saturday, April, 26, 2014. Visitation will be in the Cloister Room of the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Per Ginnie’s wishes, cremation was chosen. Private burial is scheduled at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church or Hospice of the Wabash Valley. Kind words and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: