Ellen W. (Widrick) Roggie

July 3, 1926 ~ January 25, 2018 (age 91)

CARTHAGE-  Ellen W. Roggie, 91, of Aubel Road, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday morning, January 25, 2018, at her home, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Naumburg Mennonite Church with Myron Roggie and Greg Widrick, Pastors, officiating. Spring burial will be in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery.  Calling hours are from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Naumburg Mennonite Church.  Contributions may be made to Naumburg Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 137, Castorland, NY 13620 or Friends of Lewis Co. Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.  Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Mrs. Roggie is survived by six children and their spouses, Marilee S. Schoolcraft of Goshen Indiana; Lonny R. and Debra M. Roggie of Carthage; Robert E. and Lila R. Roggie of Carthage; Lynette A. Roggie of Castorland; Wade B. and Christa M. Roggie of Croghan; Gina E. and Norman S. Metzler of Constableville; a sister, Freida Roggie of Carthage, a half-brother, Edward Widrick of Belfort, a half-sister, Linda Lyndaker of Belfort, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband Elvin E. Roggie; a son, Daniel Joseph Roggie, who died in 1975 at age 25; a son-in-law, Ray Schoolcraft; two brothers, Arnold and Loren Widrick; a sister, Gertrude Widrick, who died at age 4; a half-brother, Larry Widrick; a half-sister, Judy Widrick. 

Ellen was born on July 3, 1926 at home in Belfort, New York, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Alma Zehr Widrick and attended country school at Belfort and Beaver Falls High School.  On May 12, 1948, she married Elvin E. Roggie at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Lloyd Boshart, officiating in a double ceremony with Elvin’s brother, Lansing Roggie, and Ellen’s sister, Freida Widrick. Together with her husband, the couple took over her husband’s family dairy farm and owned and operated it until their retirement in 1983, when their son and daughter-in-law, Lonny and Debra took over the farm.  She was a member of Naumburg Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of the church sewing circle.  She enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, sewing, knitting and crocheting.  Most of all, she enjoyed taking care of her family.

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