Virginia Steward Rodgers
Virginia S. Rodgers was born in 1911 in Danville, Illinois. She was the daughter of Flora and John Bailey Steward. When she was just a few weeks old, her parents moved to Champaign, Illinois. There, she attended elementary, junior high and high school, graduating from Champaign Senior High School.
As a young adult, she worked as a stock girl in downtown Champaign, and later as a Cook in fraternity and sorority houses on campus.
She was a loyal member of Salem Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board, and worked with BYPU, the Sunday School and the Missionary Society, for several years.
Virginia Steward Rodgers passed away January 25, 1998.