Beth Marie Sullivan

Beth Marie Sullivan, 61

Beth Marie Sullivan, 61, Kentland, died at 4:02 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Jasper County Hospital of Rensselaer.

She was born June 28, 1951, in Hammond, to the late Paul Rutt and Rose Bish. She graduated from South Newton High School in 1970, and attended Ivy Tech Community College of Lafayette.

Her marriage of 40 years was to Calvin Sullivan, on October 7, 1972. He survives.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Kentland.

Beth worked for the Town of Kentland for 12 years as the utilities clerk as well as working at the CVS in Kentland for 15 years.

Beth enjoyed reading, cross-stitching, singing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Surviving with her husband are two children; Shawn Ross (Greg) of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Ginny Sullivan (fiancé: Gary Grantham) of Indian Trail, N.C.; seven siblings; Bunny Brown of Naperville, Ill., Pauline O'Neal (Bob) of Salisbury Mills, N.Y., Debra Fieleke (Dennis) of Earl Park, Brian Rutt (Angie) of St. Johns, Mich., Kevin Rutt of Kentland, Kim Franks (Pat) of Columbia City, Kelly Rutt (Beth) of Green Cove Springs, Fla., one step-brother; David Wildasin and two step-sisters; Debbie Stoilis and Brenda King all of California.

Also surviving are two grandchildren; Bradley and John Ross; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Don Wildasin.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Kentland. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church of Kentland with Rev. Ed van Wijk officiating.

Memorial donations can be made in Beth's name to Jasper County Hospice or Trinity United Methodist Church of Kentland. Share memories and condolences online at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2013