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Carmen Kay Rutherford


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Carmen Kay Rutherford, 106

Carmen Kay Rutherford, age 106 of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away January 28, 2012.

She was born February 17, 1905 in Mussomeli, Italy, to the late Joseph and Virginia Pasquale Disalvo and came to America at the age of 3. Carmen attended Eight Street and St. Francis Schools and worked as a Midwife Nurse and also for Sears Roebuck Company, for over 24 years. Carmen spent many hours volunteering at both Jennie Edmundson and Mercy Hospitals and was known for her handmade anatomically correct dolls for children before their surgeries. Carmen and husband, Mervin spent 35 years in Mountain Home, Arkansas, before coming back to Council Bluffs.

Carmen is preceded in death by her husband, Mervin, in 1988; brothers, Joe, Sam, Jim, Monty, and John Disalvo; sister, Frances Hammond.

Survivors include nephews, John Disalvo and fiancé, Linda, Mervin (Becky) Disalvo; niece, Ginny (John) Case; many great nieces and great nephews, great-great nieces and nephews.

Services were handled by the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Published in Baxter Bulletin on Feb. 20, 2012
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