Molly Rutan (1946 - 2014)

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Mrs. Rutan, age 67, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was born Sept. 15, 1946, in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. to Leslie D. Davis and Mary McDonald Davis.
Mrs. Rutan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She spent most of her life in Walton and Holmes counties and was Methodist by faith. She was a graduate of Ponce De Leon High School in 1964. Mrs. Rutan worked as a certified nursing assistant at the Chautauqua Rehab and Nursing Center. She loved gardening, and taking care of her animals, especially special needs animals.
Mrs. Rutan was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie D. Davis and Mary McDonald Davis; infant sister, Mary Catherine Davis; infant brother, Hugh Douglas Davis; and brother-in-law, Joseph Riddle.
Mrs. Rutan is survived by her husband of 19 years John Rutan of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one son, Ralph Spires and wife Tonya of New Harmony Community; one daughter, Molly Marie Spires Purnell and husband Grover of Daphne, Ala.; two sisters, Martha Ellen Davis Chitty and husband Zalma of Mobile, Ala. and June Davis Riddle of Bay Minette, Ala.; as well as six grandchildren, Cindy Rhastang, Michael Harrell, Susan Harrell, Ashley Sanderson, Kyle Purnell and Stephen Purnell.
Visitation services will be held 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32435.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Gina Bowden officiating.
Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Floral arrangements are being accepted.
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Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Aug. 24, 2014