Myona Ruth Rutherford, 89, formerly of Cave-In-Rock, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Stokes County Nursing Home in Danbury, N.C.
She was born July 3, 1923, in Hardin County to Joseph Franklin and Ollie L. Lowry and was the last to survive of nine children. She was a member of Buena Vista Community Church of Harrisburg where she was a very active member and Sunday School Teacher while residing in Illinois. She was very family oriented and loved her family; brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren. Mrs. Rutherford loved to play guitar, piano and sing and was an active and fun loving lady as long as her health allowed. During WWII she was a "Rosie the Riveter," building bombers at Willow Run Airport in Michigan, doing her part in the war effort.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home in Cave-In-Rock. A graveside service will follow immediately at Cave Hill Cemetery in Cave-In-Rock with the Rev. G.E. Coultas officiating.
Surviving are her two children, Sharon Nelson and husband Michael of Walnut Cove, N.C., and Walter Joseph Rutherford of Kernersville, N.C.; three grandchildren, David (Diane) Nelson of New York, John (Holly) Nelson of Oak Ridge, N.C., Chris Brees of Michigan; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Walter C. Rutherford; parents; four sisters, Florence Rosella Lowry, Belva Lowry, Thelma Lowry and Eula W. Lowry; four brothers, Lawrence Lowry, James Jack Lowry, Mansel R. Lowry and John L. Lowry.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Stokes County Nursing Home Activities Deparment, P.O. Box 10, Danbury, N.C. 27016.