Rutledge -Leola

Obituary of Rutledge -Leola

Leola M. "Onie" Rutledge ADRIAN – Leola M. “Onie” Rutledge, age 89, of Adrian, formerly of Jackson and Tecumseh, died on Friday, September 28, 2012, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born August 2, 1923, in Tipton to James R. and Audrey (Pombear) Boyce. She married Donald Rutledge on October 19, 1947, in Tecumseh and he preceded her in death in October of 1982. Onie had been employed by Bixby Medical Center for 14 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her survivors include two sons, Gary D. (Sandy) Rutledge of Cement City and Mark A. (Melanie) Rutledge of Cement City; a daughter, Connie Sue (Philip) Gialanella of Muskegon; a sister, Mary E. Finn of Clawson, MI; a very special significant other of over 30 years, Burton Barhite, and his son, Burt Jr.; five grandchildren, Dr. Michelle (David) Rutledge-Walker, Matthew (Amanda) Dohm, Michael A. Rutledge, Lucas (Wendy) Gialanellia, and Angie (Tim) Kline; and great-grandchildren, Kaitelyn and Sydney Walker, Ariella and Vincent Gialanellia, Caleb and Kaianna Kline, and Brianna, Ella, Payton, and Torin Dohm. In addition to her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-father, and a sister, Hazel Creger. At Onie’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Rev. Gary Dawes officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Burial of cremains will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Lenawee County Humane Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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