Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 22, 2013

Betty J. Rutherford


Corsicana Daily Sun

— Mrs. Betty J. Rutherford, 90, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

She was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Kerens, to parents George William and Zelma May.

She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed going to watch her kids and grandkids play sports. She and her family enjoyed going on camping trips, and had a love for being outdoors. She loved quilting, sewing, and made clothes for her family over the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Rutherford; son-in-law, Eddie Wilson; parents, George and Zelma May; sisters, Dora Lee Quinn and Doris Nell Connell; and brother, Douglas May.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda J. Wilson of Corsicana; sons, Tommy Rutherford and wife Patricia of Waco, and Henry Rutherford and wife Mercy Arellano of Cleburne; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren; brother, George Wayne May and wife Sharon of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Rutherford, Sean Rutherford, Tommy Rutherford Jr., Tristan Wilson, Justin Smith, and Johnny Piper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Wilson, Eddie Wilson, and Gary Jones.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Betty J. Rutherford obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.