PADUCAH, KY - May Etta Buchanan Rottgering, age 94, of Paducah, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 4:15 a.m. at Western Baptist Hospital.
Born in Ballard County, Ky, Mrs. Rottgering graduated from Ballard County High School in 1935 and moved to Paducah to attend Draughon’s Business College. She worked as secretary, bookkeeper, and or office manager for several local businesses throughout her 43 years of employment and retired from Page Enterprises in 1990. During the war, she worked for the Army Air Force in Dayton, Ohio and later for the U.S. Engineer Office, War Department in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she lived after marriage in 1943. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paducah and loved attending church and her Salt Sunday School Class when she was able. She was a wonderful homemaker, accomplished seamstress, handiwork artist, and masterful cook and enjoyed baking sweets for her family and friends. She was blessed to have great neighbors during retirement whose children became her adopted grandchildren and filled her life with much joy. May Etta’s family is eternally grateful to the family of Dr. Charles Ross for their ste
adfast love and support of our “May May” to the very end.
May Etta is survived by one daughter, Marsha R. Stone, of Rochester, New York and one sister, Annette B. Perkins, of Springfield, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack P. Rottgering, her daughter, Cheryl R. Butler, and her sister, Magdalene B. Kell. Her parents were Verner Bunt Buchanan and Fanny Hook Buchanan, of Ballard County, Ky.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2011, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, with the Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Kenton Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Baptist Church of Paducah, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, Ky. 42001. You may light a candle or leave a message of comfort at www.milnerandorr.com.
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