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Joanne Rutherford

March 3, 1931 December 12, 2020
Joanne Rutherford
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Obituary for Joanne Rutherford

Joanne Rutherford, age 89, passed away December 12, 2020, Farmington Hills, Michigan. Joanne was a Detroit native and attended Redford High School. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Albert Rutherford; parents Henry and Jenny Van Batavia; and son Marc Van Rutherford. Joanne was a devoted mother of Lesli, Jon, Robert, Douglas, and Nancy. She will always be remembered by her several grandchildren. We are grateful for the time spent this past Thanksgiving holiday.

Joanne was always surrounded with love from her extended family and friends. Many of whom she always kept an open ear and heart to listen to, whether it was one-on-one, church, family, and/or her volunteering groups she dedicated years of thousands of hours to with the ultimate goal of improving other’s lives with the P E O (PEO) national women’s organization help young women get scholarships. Joanne was a superior chef and baker which always attracted everyone’s attention during get-together/gatherings.

Joanne completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology 1994 from the University of Michigan, at Dearborn. She also committed to the Orchard United Methodist Church Elder counselor level and dedicated hundreds of hours assisting others, at times of need with her very generous kind nature.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in home to Cancer Research Organization.


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