Marie Smith â€œMama Reeâ€ Rutoskey, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 7, 2014 surrounded by her family at the Bedford County Nursing Home. She was born in Bedford on Nov. 24, 1925 a daughter of the late Jerry Lee Smith and Hettie Miller Smith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Evelyn Smith, Lucille Stevens, Calvin Smith and Eugene Smith. Marie worked at Rubatex and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her sister, Doris Lee Scott; her children, Donna R. Rice; Cindy R. Mitchell and husband, Donnie; Debbie R. Goad and husband, Lonnie; Mario Rutoskey, Jr. and wife, Karyn; her grandchildren, Wayne Mitchell and wife, Marie; Tim Rice and wife, Christy; Keith Goad and wife, Melissa; Tina Mitchell; her great-grandchildren, T.J. Rice, Caleb Brown, Rebecca Rice, Ashton Mitchell, Taylor Mitchell and Conner Goad. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew. A special thanks to the Bedford Life Saving Crew, Centra Hospice and the Bedford County Nursing Home for the wonderful and loving care given to Marie. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Burch-Messier Funeral Home, â€œMain Street Locationâ€, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.
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Burch-Messier Funeral & Cremation Service - Bedford
317 W Main St
Bedford, VA 24523
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2014