Luella S. Rutledge

Posted January 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

Luella S. Rutledge, 90, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Christian Health Care, Nevada. She was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Nevada to Joe Hayden Ainsworth and Lula Anna Hartman Ainsworth. She married Charles Wesley Rutledge I on March 10, 1957, in Nevada and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1964.

Luella worked in the Nevada State Hospital Laundry Department for 15 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a 70-year member of the American Legion.

Luella loved Nevada Tiger football and never missed a home game. When her health prevented her from going to games, she would watch them with her binoculars out of her dining room window.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Jacks, and her husband Bill – Nevada; one son, Chuck Rutledge, and his wife, Diane – Nevada; one grandson, Charles Wesley Rutledge II; two granddaughters, Jamie Nicole Richardson and Maria Rutledge; four step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Rebecca Stukesbury – Ness City, KS; and her in-laws, Rene Hamby and Betty Jo Smith – both of Stockton, Sue Drake – Nevada, Dwain Rutledge – Lamar and Virgil Rutledge – Jerico Springs.

Luella was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson, Lindsey Cunningham, in 1987; her nephew and best buddy, Lee Hamby; her brothers-in-law, Bill Hamby, Hank Haines, Donald Rutledge and Butch Smith; and sister-in-law, Audrey Haines.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Jim Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

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