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Leah E. Rutherford

Jun 30, 1918 - Apr 21, 2019

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I just saw on the internet that Leah passed away!!!! She was a beautiful woman! She was so dedicated to Christ, her family and her church, and church family! I was privileged to be here pastor for a few years!!!! She was my "barometer" when I was preaching. I could look at her and could tell how sermon was going. We often went out to eat; she had just loss Henry and I was single. My sympathy to Don and Linda and the rest of her family!!!! Rest in peace my dear friend!!!!

Dear Donald and Linda, Your mom, Leah, was one of my mothers best friends. My mom was Helen McConnell Vessey. Linda was the flower girl in my parents wedding. My mom said Leah helped her survive working on the Stormer Farm when she first got out of high school. We live in South Dakota, but no matter how far away they were they remained life long friends. My mom died in 2012. I know how I still miss her, but Im so grateful for her life. My thoughts are with you, you had a very special mother!...

I love you, Grammy, so very, very much!

Leigh and Hank were neighbors and good friends of our family for many years. My father and Hank worked together on several projects. I attended the 100th birthday party for Leigh and she remembered the time I walked through the fields to visit her when it was 20 below zero. I worked hauling corn for Hank one fall and Leigh prepared lunch for us while Hank watched a favorite soap opera. She was a gracious lady. Bob

I was very sorry to see Leah had passed. She lived a good life and was a good neighbor to my parents.


Leah's Obituary

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.


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