GREENVILLE - Dorothy (Mattingly) Rutherford Hogan, 91, of Greenville, Ohio passed from earth to her heavenly home on Jan. 25, 2014 at State of the Heart Hospice in Wayne Hospital, Greenville, Ohio.
Dorothy was born on Dec. 28, 1922 in Glomar, Ky. to the late Ballard and Lola Mattingly. On her journey to be with Jesus, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Rutherford and Wayne Hogan; a brother, LeRoy Mattingly; and an infant son, Larry Wayne.
Dorothy spent her professional life in medical service. She was one of the first employees of the Harlan Appalachian Memorial Hospital in Harlan, Ky. After the death of her parents, she was employed at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis and later retired from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Dorothy was a hard worker her entire life. She loved her family and always enjoyed spending time with them.
Dorothy leaves behind many family and friends to cherish her memory. She is survived by three sons, C. L. "Lee" and Sue Rutherford of Lexington, Ky., Roger and Ann Rutherford of Paducah, Ky. and Randy Rutherford of Jonesville, Ind.; two daughters, Barbara and Hershel Fee of Greenville, Ohio and Lynn Schisler of West Milton, Ohio; a brother, Ballard Mattingly, Jr. of Portsmouth, N.H.; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and several great, great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her earthly presence.
Dorothy's family wishes to thank all the staff and executives at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville who did such a wonderful job caring for her during the last few years. They also wish to express their sincere appreciation to the dedicated and caring professionals at State of the Heart Hospice in Wayne Hospital. Their care during the transition period was pleasant for Dorothy and her immediate family who were with her during her final hours on earth.
A visitation for friends and family will be on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville, Ohio. A Celebration of Life service will be on Friday at 1 p.m. at Steele Chapel in Corbin, Ky. with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating and burial immediately following in Worley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be sent to State of the Heart Hospice or Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund with donations being accepted at her services and Braund Pope Funeral Home. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.