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Elizabeth Blanding "Betsy" RUTLEDGE
Vinson Funeral Home
456 East Tarpon Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL
RUTLEDGE, Elizabeth

Blanding "Betsy" 35, a native of Tarpon Springs, went to be with the Lord October 18, 2017. She graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in 2000 and she attended the University of North Florida. She was a member of The Chapel in Tarpon Springs. She is survived by her loving family; son, Tyson Rutledge; parents, Hugh and Tricia Rutledge; brother, Warren (Shannon) Rutledge; nephew, Calvin Rutledge. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to NOPE of Pinellas County at Funeral service will be held at 5 pm, Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Faith Chapel at the First United Methodist Church. Vinson Funeral Home

Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6111
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 21, 2017.
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Hugh and Tricia- We just heard this sad news. Our thoughts are with you. Siobhan & Bruce
Siobhan Nehin
November 5, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are for the entire Rutledge family. Please accept our condolences and heartfelt sympathy in the recent loss of a loved one.
Premru Family
October 30, 2017
The loss and grief of your family touches me deeply, I know well of your loss and grief. Hold on to your memories tightly,..... celebrate your shared love often,.... prayers for you both, with a special peace for Tyson.
Toni Trevillian
October 26, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Betsy. My thought and prayers are with you and all of Betsy's family and friends.
Kristin Barry
October 26, 2017
Thinking of you,knowing you're in a better place. But yet it still hurts.
Desiree James
October 25, 2017
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family in the loss of your daughter, Betsy. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that God is there and will help you in this time of sorrow.
Elizabeth Downs
October 24, 2017
Words can't express how sorry we are about Betsy. Please know that ya'll are in our thoughts.
Brett Rutledge Martens
October 23, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Fred and Becky King
October 22, 2017
Surround yourself with the love and comfort of your family and friends in this time of sadness.
Cynthia and Daniel Anderson
October 22, 2017
There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel for your family at the loss of Betsy. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia and Daniel Anderson
October 22, 2017
As the days has passed, I've been completely numb & in disbelief. May God bless me &your family in this time of sorrow. I will remember the times we had when you live with me, while you attended college & be came a Mother to your handsome son Tyson. You recently told me you were gonna come see me,but god chose you to come to him,so there is no more sadness, tears, or suffering for you. May you truly Rest In Peace Betsy, I'll see you when I get there. In the meantime I will take comfort in knowing that you're a guardian angel watching over us.
Desiree James
October 22, 2017
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Desiree James
October 22, 2017
May the Lord watch over you and your family at this difficult time,and grant you peace.
Kelly Rivenburgh
October 22, 2017
Im so sorry you left this world. Im sending condolences to the family and also saying prayers to all of the family. God pls keep Tyson close to you and guide him in the right direction.
Tracy Parsons
October 21, 2017
Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness.
Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
Georgetta and Carl Doyle
October 21, 2017
Prayers for all of you.
George Mann
October 21, 2017
This breaks my heart for Betsy herself and all of the family. Such good memories of all the kids growing up together. I can't imagine your pain but I know she is at peace.
Karen Brayboy
October 21, 2017
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