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Helen Tarr Rutter(1924 - 2012)

Helen Tarr Rutter

GIRDLETREE —Helen Tarr Rutter, 88, of Girdletree died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her home.

She was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Girdletree, a daughter of the late Milton E. Tarr and Pruella Young Tarr.

She was a longtime active member of Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill, where through the years she served in various capacities. Her life centered around her church, her family and her friends. She was a true prayer warrior and blessed many people with the cards and letters she sent.

She is survived by two daughters, April Adams and Jo Ellen Bynum (Stephen), all of Girdletree; grandchildren, William Joseph Rutter (Candie), Jaime Aaron (Scott), Eliza Rutter Sanders (Marc), Laura Rutter Plitt (Mike), Jessica Jo Rutter, Helen Elizabeth Bynum, Victoria Grace Bynum and Margaret Annelise Bynum; two great-grandchildren, Grace and Adam Rutter; and two daughters-in-law, Connie Rutter of Willards and Teresa Owens of Snow Hill. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Artis J. Rutter, who passed Jan. 4, 1998; two sons, Milton "Mickey" Berle Rutter and Charles Richard Rutter; and a sister, Susan Jane Overholt.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill, where family and friends may call from 1-2. Pastor Kenneth D. Elligson and the Rev. Marc Sanders will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Beth Eden Cemetery near Pocomoke.

Floral contributions are appreciated or donations may be made in her memory to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.


Published in The Daily Times on Dec. 30, 2012
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