Leah E. Rutherford, 100, formerly of rural Williamsport, Indiana (Ambia, community) passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at her daughter's home in West Lafayette, IN.
She was born June 30, 1918 near Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of the late Sam and Florence (Meadows) Brewington. She was married to Henry Rutherford for 59 years. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1993.
Leah was a member of the Ambia United Methodist Church, the Ambia United Methodist Women, and the Ambia Woman’s Club. She taught Sunday School and was an active member of the church. She was also an avid reader and kept a “Library Card” her entire adult life. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm.
She is survived by 2 children, son Donald Rutherford of Indianapolis and daughter Linda (Michael) Bucy of West Lafayette; 4 grandchildren, Gregory (Cathy), Donna, Mary Jo (Rachid), and Amy (Matthew); and 4 great grandchildren, Ryan, Cheryl, Joseph, and Melanie; 4 great great grandchildren, Lyla, Milo, Alden and Xavier.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; 2 daughters-in-law, IoLou Rutherford and Patricia Rutherford.
Memorial contributions in Leah's name may be given to the Ambia United Methodist Church, the Locust Grove Cemetery Association, the Hoopeston Public Library, or charity of the donor's choice.
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A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Ambia, IN on Sunday, June 30th at 1:00pm.