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Erma M. Rutledge

October 1, 1919 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 97)

A memorial service celebrating the life of Erma L. Mace Rutledge, 97, of Granville, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway, Granville with Rev. Karen J. Chakoian as celebrant. A private graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. in the Amelia Room at Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Rd., Granville.  

Erma passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Kendal at Granville. She was born October 1, 1919 in Ross County, Ohio to the late Harley and Maude (Jennings) Mace.

A 1937 graduate of New Holland High School, Erma furthered her education at The Ohio State University earning a degree in Home Economics in 1941. In 1943 she married Myron L. Rutledge (who passed away in 1999); they made Granville their home in 1950 and enjoyed 55 years of marriage.

Erma was a member of the Granville Women’s Golf League, P.E.O Chapter AB, Licking County Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, past president and board member of Federated Clubs of Granville, Granville Library Board, and Granville Fellowship, which she helped establish in the 1960’s; she orchestrated monthly luncheons for Granville Fellowship for 25 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served on the Outreach Committee and was known for welcoming new members with her homemade brownies. Erma’s contributions to her community were recognized in 1989 when she was awarded the Granville Rotary Service Above Self Award.

A volunteer, homemaker, and substitute teacher, Erma enjoyed playing golf, reading a good murder-mystery, watching Buckeye football and basketball, and playing bridge. She was a talented seamstress and an amazing cook, sharing her recipes with anyone who asked for them. She will be remembered for her genuine care and concern for others, grace, and generosity. She loved Granville, her family, and her friends, and was interested in every story anyone had to tell.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Bonnie Rutledge, Stephen Rutledge, and David and Leda Rutledge; grandchildren, Lindsay Rutledge, Brad (Anya) Rutledge, Bailey Rutledge, Ethan Rutledge, Galen (Carrie) Rutledge, Alison (Daniel) Brown, and Dean (Lindsay) Rutledge; and great grandchildren, Lucy, Maddox, Lydia, Bennett, and Jude.

In addition to her parents and husband, Erma was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and William Mace, and sister Audrey Claiborne.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023, or Granville Senior Center, 3825 Columbus Rd, P.O. Box 257, Granville, OH 43023.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Presbyterian Church
110 W. Broadway, Granville OH 43023

Granville Senior Center
P.O. Box 257, Granville OH 43023



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
August 11, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Amelia Room - Kendal at Granville
2158 Columbus Road
Granville, OH 43023

Visitation
Friday
August 11, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Amelia Room - Kendal at Granville
2158 Columbus Road
Granville, OH 43023

Memorial Service
Saturday
August 12, 2017

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
110 W. Broadway
Granville, OH 43023


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