Phyllis Leora Rogers of Sagaponack Dies December 22 - 27 East

Phyllis Leora Rogers of Sagaponack Dies December 22

authorStaff Writer on Jan 2, 2023

Phyllis Leora Rogers of Sagaponack died of natural causes on December 22 in South Jamesport. She was 75.

She was born in Southampton Hospital on April 17, 1947 to (Avis) Juanita Shoemaker Rogers and Carroll Foster Rogers of Sagaponack.

She was raised in Sagaponack, and attended the one room schoolhouse for grade school. After that, she attended East Hampton High School. She spent over 30 years in the Rise Life Services group home in South Jamesport.

She loved baby dolls and their clothing, cutting fashions out of magazines, writing, drawing, watching TV, and above all, the color pink. She would practice her writing and speaking in school. She was very loving toward everyone she came into contact with an laughed deeply at things that pleased her.

She is survived by a nephew, Adam Martin, and his wife, Soua Her of Carmichael, California; a niece, Mariah Dubin, and her husband and daughters Howard, Avery and Olivia, of Holmdel, New Jersey; first cousins, Ann Klunzinger and family of Elyria, Ohio, Jonathan Rogers and family of Naples, Florida, and Steven Rogers and family of Waldorf, Maryland.

She was predeceased by paternal grandfather Walter Terry Rogers of Bridgehampton; paternal great-uncle and great-aunt, Gilbert and Hazel Rogers of Sagaponack; paternal aunts and uncles Lloyd Rogers, and Alice Miller Rogers of Bridgehampton, Stratton Miller and Dorothy Rogers Miller of Springs, Alfred and Janet Hand Rogers of Southampton; and first cousin Terry Miller of East Hampton.

She was also predeceased by maternal grandparents, (Charles) Knapp Shoemaker, and Nellie B. Shoemaker of Erin, New York; maternal aunts and uncles Zella Shoemaker Van Boxtel and Anthony Van Boxtel of Elyria, Ohio; aunt Treva Shoemaker Himmanen Clark, and uncle Vernor Himmanen and uncle William Clark of Van Etten, New York; and first cousin Diane Van Boxtel Klunzinger and Earl Klunzinger of Elyria, Ohio.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 14, at 11 a.m. at Sagaponack Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Rise Life Services of South Jamesport, Aid to the Developmentally Disabled and The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

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