Rutherford, Ruth, - 90, of Somers Point, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa, the beloved daughter of Herman and Viola Gratz. Ruth spent her childhood in the Lawndale section of the city and proudly graduated from Olney High School in 1945. She worked for American Telephone and Telegraph until she married her husband, Joseph Rutherford in 1947. They moved to Willow Grove, PA in 1950, where she raised her family and made memories on Forest Ave. In 1976, she and her husband relocated to Somers Point, NJ. Their first grandchild, David Rihl, was born and the next chapter of her life began. She was involved in both David's and her granddaughter, Diana's, lives. She also enjoyed working at Creative Learning Nursery School in Linwood. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and upon her retirement volunteered in the Ecumenical Food Pantry. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church Women. She lived with her daughter, Linda, for 16 years and was blessed to make cherished memories with her two great-granddaughters. She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph E. Rutherford, her son, Joseph H. Rutherford, and her sister, Alvina Mitchell. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Rihl, grandson, David Rihl, granddaughter, Diana Penniman (Ross), two great-granddaughters, Mya and Madyn Rihl, and sister, Viola Lowrey. A memorial service celebrating Ruth's life will take place at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 19th at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, 11 Dawes Ave., Somers Point, NJ 08244

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