Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 23, 2013

Betty J. Rutherford


Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana —

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.

She is survived by 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 with the family was 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 the 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 guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Betty J. Rutherford obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.