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Nancy C. Rutherford

Canton – Nancy C. Rutherford, 83, of Canton, formerly of Fairview, passed away at 7:20 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on November 6, 1934 in Canton, IL to Jacob and Irene (Phipps) Lindstrom.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Rutherford of Morton and Laura (Steve) Nuttall of Canton; two granddaughters, MacKenzie and McLean; one great-granddaughter, Maylee; and one sister, Mary Newcomb of Fairview.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.

In 1952 Nancy graduated from Graham Hospital School of Nursing. She retired as a Registered Nurse from Illinois Correctional Center after 13 years of service. Nancy was a member of the Fairview Reformed Church in Fairview and the Fairview American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She was an avid golfer, Duke fan, and loved to play cards. Nancy enjoyed her granddaughter’s softball games and other activities. She always had a special place in her heart for her great-granddaughter, Maylee.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Fairview Reformed Church in Fairview, where a visitation will be held from 12-1 PM. Pastor Mike Huson will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, IL. Memorials can be made to Fairview American Legion Women’s Auxiliary or the Fulton County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

17 Comments

  • Holly Thum

    Reply August 6, 2018 10:52 am

    Carol and Laura, Sorry for your loss. I have always loved your Mom. There was only one Nancy! May your memories always keep her close to you both! She was a hoot. RIP Nancy! Sincerely Holly Churchill Thum

    • Carol Rutheroford

      Reply September 1, 2018 5:50 pm

      Thank you Holly

  • Jane Williams

    Reply August 6, 2018 10:53 am

    My thoughts and prayers to Nancy’s family. She struggled for a long time and is finally at rest.

  • Debbie Roper

    Reply August 6, 2018 12:03 pm

    My thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

  • Jane harmon

    Reply August 6, 2018 12:08 pm

    Carol…so sorry to hear about your mom. She certainly was a wonderful woman to have raised such beautiful daughters.

  • Mary Edith

    Reply August 6, 2018 1:34 pm

    Losing your mother is not easy. You will cherish the memories you shared with her. Thinking of you all, and remembering Nancy.

    • Carol

      Reply September 8, 2018 11:54 pm

      Thank you very much Mary Edith. Carol

  • Lois Bugos

    Reply August 6, 2018 2:41 pm

    I’ve been thinking of Nancy since I heard the sad news of her passing. My memories of Nancy span many years. She was special. Hold your loving memories close and keep the love you shared in your hearts always.

  • Judith howard

    Reply August 6, 2018 3:40 pm

    I am so sorry I always loved working with Nancy. Sorry to hear

  • Rhonda Munson

    Reply August 7, 2018 8:23 am

    Carol and Laura,
    So sorry for your loss, losing your mom is hard. Thinking of you.

    • Carol Rutherford

      Reply September 8, 2018 11:53 pm

      Thank you very much Rhonda, I’m realizing it is very hard losing your Mother but Mom and I did an awful lot together, she was my Best Friend, I’m so lost. Call or email so we can talk.

  • Kandy Slack

    Reply August 7, 2018 11:43 am

    So sorry Carol and Laura to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I have so many fun memories of playing golf with her. Prayers and thoughts to all of your family.

  • Max & Lucille Latimer

    Reply August 7, 2018 7:06 pm

    We send our condolences and prayers for peace, comfort, and pride in your wonderful memories. ” Angels are always near to those who grieve, to whisper to them that their loved one is in the arms of God.”

  • Elizabeth Haines

    Reply August 8, 2018 12:00 pm

    My most sincere sympathy and condolences to you and yours Laura and Carol, I am truly sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time and always. RIP Miss Nancy 💔😭
    Hugs and much love to you all.

  • Ronda Grant Woodward

    Reply August 13, 2018 10:25 am

    Carol, am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May her memories keep you smiling & continue to guide you

    • Carol Rutherford

      Reply September 1, 2018 5:42 pm

      Thank you Ronda. I have thought about you often and wondered where you are at, please respond. Carol

  • Paula Hand

    Reply August 13, 2018 5:31 pm

    Laura, Just learned from my Mom about Nancy’s passing. I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to your family. Your Mom & I had some great talks at the office and a lot of laughs. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this rough time. In love and sympathy.

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