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Ogle W. Rutherford

Visitation:
Friday, April 30, 2004 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, 201 N. Jefferson in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dusty Morgan.
Music provided by: Amy Carrel, pianist and Bill Steiner, soloist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Billy Bourne, Dustin Smiley, Ed Horton, Paul Horton, R. D. Wilkinson and Bill Wilkinson.

Ogle W. Rutherford passed away at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and member of the United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Ogle served his country as a light artillery gun crewman with the U. S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theatre. Ogle operated an air hammer on the hot floor of Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia. He started with H/W in 1937 and retired in September 1975. Ogle enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, fishing and was an avid reader.

Born: September 8, 1911 near Gazette, Missouri the son of Samuel Thomas and Mary Ellen (Goodman) Rutherford.

Married: Thelma I. Herren at the Baptist parsonage in Vandalia on April 26, 1941; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Thelma; two sons, T. Alan and wife, Fran Rutherford of Grain Valley, Missouri; Lindell G. and wife, Marsha Rutherford of Suffolk, Virginia; two sisters, Edna Wright of Raytown, Missouri and Eileen Keith of St. Charles, Missouri; five grandchildren, Scott Rutherford, Amanda Rutherford, Van Rutherford, Will Corr and Sarah Smiley; two great-grandchildren, Ford Smiley and Owen Smiley.

Preceded in death by: three brothers, Raymond Rutherford, Russell Rutherford and Albert Rutherford; two sisters, Jessie Renner and Dorothy Bourne.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, 201 N. Jefferson, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.


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