Phyllis Lynch Rogers, 91, died November 17, 2019 at Regency Retirement Village. A native of Virginia, she was the daughter of Hubert and Bertha Cassell. She graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1948. After graduation she taught English at high schools in Virginia and North Carolina. After marriage to Dan Lynch, she lived in Knoxville, Asheville, North Carolina, and then Morristown. In Morristown, she worked at Volunteer Blind Industries for 17 years. She taught independent living skills to blind adults. After Dan Lynch’s death she married Tom Rogers in 1979.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings and two husbands, Dan Lynch and Tom Rogers.
Her survivors include her children, Mike and Becky Lynch of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, Steve and Laura Lynch of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dan and Jennifer Lynch of Gallatin, Tennessee, Tommy Rogers of Morristown, and LuAnn and Mike Carmichael of Morristown; grandchildren, Ashley (Alex) Young, Katie (Brad) Domorski and David Lynch of North Carolina, Rian and Alex Lynch of Utah, Michael and Courtney Lynch of Gallatin, Stephen (Malarie and daughter Dory) Parks of Auburn, Kentucky, Mary Kathrine Rogers and Marshal Carmichael of Morristown and Thomas Carmichael of Utah, and B.J. Carmichael of Florida.
The family is deeply grateful to the extraordinary care provided by Holly Murphy’s team of professional caregivers who cared for Phyllis as if she were their own family. They provided incredible comfort in her waning days. The family is also indebted to the entire staff at Regency Retirement Village and the residents of that community for providing a wonderful family of love for the five years she lived there.
The family will receive friends 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 19 at First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, with a celebration of life to follow at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Dan Donaldson officiating. J.R. Bewley will provide a tribute to Phyllis.
Her burial will be in Tazewell, Virginia at the Maplewood Cemetery where her mother, father and first husband, Dan Lynch are buried. She requested in lieu of flowers, memorials be made either to the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, 600 W. Main St., or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home