Marian Rutherford

Marian S. Rutherford

1926 - 2009

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Obituary of Marian S. Rutherford

Marian S. Rutherford, 82 of Walton, passed away Wednesday morning, January 7, 2009 at home surrounded by her family, following a long and couragous battle with cancer. Marian was born in Walton, on December 16, 1926 the daughter of the late Robert and Alfaretta (Conklin) Sprague. She was a graduate of Downsville High School and then attended Lowell Business School, Binghamton. On October 31, 1948 she married Richard G.Rutherford at her family home in Downsville. Marian was employed for many years at the Family Shopping Center in Walton. Marian was a member of the Congregational Church, Walton where she served for many years on the Board of Church and Society, Womens Fellowship, Christian Education and Sunday school teacher. She was also a grade mother assisting teachers with school parties and functions, 4-H Leader, a member of the Home Bureau, and a volunteer at Delaware Valley Hospital. Marian enjoyed sewing, knitting and reading. Marian is survived by her loving husband, Dick, two daughters: Ann (Glen) LePinnet of Walton, Nancy (Jim) Grotevant of Canadensis, Pennsylvania; 5 grandchildren, Libby (Warren) Kelly, Chrissy (Marc) Evans, Jenny LePinnet, Justin Grotevant, Dylan Grotevant, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Mildred Combs Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the First Congregational Church, 4 Mead St., Walton where services will be held at 3 PM with the Rev. Jennifer Matison Juliano, officiating. Interment will be in Walton Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions in Marian’s memory may be sent to the First Congregational Church, 4 Mead St., Walton, NY 13856 or Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820