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Kathleen Louise Rutherford

February 13, 1950 - March 9, 2018

Services:  A visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2477 W. Washington, Springfield, IL) followed immediately by a memorial service officiated by Pastors Paul Park and Greg Busboom.

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Kathleen Louise Rutherford, 68, of Springfield, IL was called home Friday, March 9, 2018 at Heritage Hospice in Springfield.  She was born February 13, 1950 to Earl Thomas and Marie Elizabeth Rutherford in Springfield, IL.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Stephen Rutherford, granddaughter, Madlyn Lanea Holmes, and beloved dog, Willow.

Kathleen worked as staff administrator at University of Illinois at Springfield.  She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, loved reading, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and her dogs.

Survivors include: her son, Thomas (Katelynn) Rodden of Springfield, daughter, Elizabeth Rodden of Springfield, sister, Linda (Larry) Schleyhahn of Pleasant Plains, grandchildren; Ariyanna Rodden and Janiah Lofton both of Springfield, and nephew and God-child, Floyd (Jodi) Schleyhahn of Pawnee.

A visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2477 W. Washington, Springfield, IL) followed immediately by a memorial service officiated by Pastors Paul Park and Greg Busboom.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Animal Protective League would honor Kathleen, as she was an avid lover of animals.

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