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Lauren E. (Hyre) Rodgers

March 15, 1987 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 32)



Lauren Elizabeth (Hyre) Rodgers, age 32 of Petersburg, West Virginia passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Petersburg.

Lauren was born on March 15, 1987 in Wheeling, West Virginia, and she was the daughter of Bruce Eugene “Icky” Hyre, Jr. and Mary Catherine “Mary Cay” (Mitolo) Hyre of Petersburg.

Surviving are her husband, Brandon L. Rodgers; five children, Alexis Elizabeth, Khloe Catherine, Kambrie Lucia, Adrien James and Kali Aleah; her parents, paternal grandmother, Helen Hyre all of Petersburg, several uncles, aunts, cousins and nephews.

Lauren was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bruce E. Hyre, Sr. and Twila Elizabeth (Rinehart) Hyre of Petersburg; Anthony and Lucia Rosa (Damiano) Mitolo of New Castle, PA; and one cousin, Jeremy Courtney of Morgantown, WV.

As a child, Lauren enjoyed roller skating at the family rink where she attended every party from the age of 2 when she learned to skate.  She loved snow skiing, ice skating, hunting on the farm and the beach. 

Because she was an only child, she was always surrounded by friends.  Our home was usually filled with fun and laughter during her school years. 

Lauren attended Petersburg High School and graduated from the American School in 2005.  She completed her Maryland hours at the International School of Beauty in Cumberland, MD and needed 100 more hours for West Virginia which she planned to begin this spring.  Lauren’s creativity enabled her to succeed in an Etsy business where she  designed baby accessories.  Lauren loved Netflix and Amazon Prime.  But her passion was her children, and her family meant everything to her.  She shared her love of horses with them and spent time enjoying the family farm. 

Lauren entered our lives in celebration just as she will pass this life.  Please join us in a “Celebration of Her Life” on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. 

Memorials in Lauren’s memory may be made to the following schools attended by her school-aged children. 

For Alexis:  Petersburg High School Class of 2023; 207 Viking Drive, Petersburg, WV 26847

For Khloe:  WV Elementary School for the Deaf; 2nd Grade Class, 301 E. Main Street, Romney, WV 26757.

For Kambrie:  Petersburg Elementary School Kindergarten Classes; 333 Rig Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lauren E. (Hyre) Rodgers, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
February 23, 2020

2:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847

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