LOWVILLE Verna R. Roggie, 81, of Campbell Street, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at her home, under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, with Bruce Chartrand, Pastor, and Ken Landis officiating. Calling hours are Monday, April 29, 2013 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at the church. Contributions may be made to MDS, 583 Airport Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Wayne H. and Edie Roggie of Castorland; Benjamin D. and Lou Ann Roggie of Lowville; Glenn J. Roggie of Tennessee; Bradley J. Roggie of Lowville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Brian Lehman of Castorland; Judy and Harold Wood of Castorland; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary and Art Mathys of Castorland; Susanna Widrick of Castorland; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Frannie Lehman, Pauline Roggie, Doris Steria, all of Lowville, Inez Roggie of Natural Bridge; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She also had a close friend, Llewellyn Zehr. Mrs. Roggie was predeceased by her husband, Howard J. Roggie, who met his Lord on June 4, 2004; a stillborn daughter; twin grandsons, Daniel and David Lehman; a great-grandson, Ezekiel Joseph Moser; and a brother, Clarence Lehman.
Verna was born on June 3, 1931 in the Town of New Bremen, a daughter of the late Erwin Z. and Lena H. Zehr Lehman. She attended Beaver River Central School. On October 8, 1952, she married Howard Roggie at First Mennonite Church with Rev. Gordon Schrag officiating. Together with her husband, they operated the Lehman family farm on the Cut-Off Road for 15 years, then moved to the Cross Road. Upon retiring in 1995, the couple moved to Elm Street in Castorland. Verna moved to Campbell Street in Lowville in 2010. Mrs. Roggie was a home care provider from 1981-1997. She and her husband took care of 13 foster children.
Verna was a member of First Mennonite Church, New Bremen. She was a volunteer at the Agape Shoppe in Watertown since 1980. She enjoyed upholstery, refinishing furniture, knitting, crocheting and was active in church work.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.