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Doris Rutledge

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Dec 18, 1941 – Mar 23, 2020 (Age 78)


December 18, 1941
March 23, 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan


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Janowiak Funeral Home Inc. - Ypsilanti Obituary

Doris Rutledge of Ypsilanti, MI passed away early Monday, March 23, 2020. She was born Doris Ann Howard on December 18, 1941,  to Dennis and Naomi Howard in Harlan, KY. She moved to Ypsilanti in 1955 and graduated from Willow Run High School in 1959. Doris worked for the Bell Telephone Company, Ypsilanti Press, and retired from GM Hydramatic. She is survived by three children, Kimberly  (James)  Johnson of Dexter, MI, Gregory Rutledge of Shelbyville, TN, and Felisa  (Robert)  Cherry of Ida, MI and one sister Eula (David) Tunison of Hendersonville, NC. She was a loving mother, "Nana" to her five granddaughters, Nicole, Erika, Miranda, Sydney, and Kelsey, and great grandmother to three great grandchildren, Edison, Maxwell, and Chloe. She will be remembered for her loyalty and generosity to her family and friends, her love to dance, and her often spirited personality. 

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Dear Kim, Greg and Lisa
I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of Doris. I have many wonderful memories of her going back to the years on Red Leaf ! She was a beautiful person. I pray God will comfort you all during this sad time, dear cousins.
Sharon Winters Hallman

Kimmy, Lisa, and Greg, I am so sorry for your loss and broken hearts. Our parents occupy a place in our hearts nothing else can fill. May you remember all of the wonderful memories that you have with your mom...I am praying for you.

Doris, I have such happy memories of a time in my youth where you often represented to me both a mother figure as well as a friend. Thank you for your love. I pray that your family finds comfort knowing that you are complete, whole, healed, surrounded by loved ones, and in the presence of Jesus. Looking forward to the day we all are together again.

Kim, Gregg and Lisa, your in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a special lady...

Time goes by so quickly. Doris, Jane, Kay and I were friends at Willow Run High School. I will always remember the good times. Goodbye and much love until we meet again.

Doris was my friend for 64 years. We met at
Edmonson Jr. High just after we had both movedh
here from Kentucky. I will never forget all the
great times we had together. She will be forever
in my heart.

Doris was a friend of my Mother's for over 60 years. She will be missed. To her family please know I am sorry for you loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers.