Wilma P. Rutan

BROOKVILLE - Wilma P. Rutan, 90, of Brookville, Ohio, and Formerly of New Madison, Ohio, and retired to Greenville, Ohio passed away on Nov. 13, 2012, at 1:50 p.m. at the Villas of Brookhaven, Brookville, Ohio.

She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Gala R. and Flossie (Bozworth) Harter.

She was a bus driver for New Madison Schools and also had worked at Perfect Circle in Richmond, Ind.

She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, she was past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; she was a member of Eta Pi Cappa of New Madison; she was a volunteer at Wayne Hospital; she delivered meals on wheels for 11 years; she loved the Darke County Fair.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Byron Rutan on Dec. 9, 2009; sisters, Thalia Zeller and Verda Striet; brother, Marlowe Harter.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Deborah Rutan of Englewood, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Jerolyn "Jeri" and Boyd Hastings of Brookville, Ohio; grandchildren and spouses, Phillip and Tina Hastings, Aaron and Meg Hastings, Adam and Amber Hastings, Melissa and Jason Heuker, Bradley and Amanda Rutan; great-grandchildren, Evan, Connor, Owen, and Cole Hastings, Colin Rutan; sister-in-law, Mary Harter of New Madison; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Phil Marxson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio.

Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice.Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com


Funeral Home

Zechar Bailey Funeral Home
1499 N Broadway PO Box 337 Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 548-4141

Published in The Daily Advocate on Nov. 14, 2012