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Joanne E. (Gee) Rutledge

December 15, 1938 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 80)


Joanne E. (Gee) Rutledge

December 15, 1938 – September 24, 2019

Kalida, Ohio  – Joanne E. Rutledge, 80 died Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Meadows of Kalida, Ohio.

She was born December 15, 1938 in Dundee, Michigan to the late Edwin Eugene Gee and Lillian Ester (Stowell) Gee.  She was preceded in death by her son Richard Edwin Gehr who passed on April 6, 1960.  Also her husband Robert Rutledge, who died on July 26, 1994.  They were married on October 28, 1972.

A dear friend to all, she will be sorely missed by her sister Judith (Marvin) Reaume, her sister-in-law, Ruth Rutledge, her niece Wendy (Shawn) Morris, her nephew Todd Reaume, great-niece Leslie Morris and great nephew Daniel Morris.

Joanne graduated from Dundee Community School.  She worked at Owens Corning Fiberglass and Plaskon Electronic Materials in Toledo, Ohio as an executive secretary.

She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church in Toledo, Ohio for 50 years.  She served on their board, loved to sing in the choir, was a lay person and visited the sick.

Joanne enjoyed playing golf and traveling with her late husband Bob.  She loved to travel to Florida and spend time with her sister Judy and her niece Wendy and her children, Leslie and Dan.

She was an avid sports fan and loved to root for the underdog.

Joanne was blessed to have a dear friend, Karen Sarka in her life for 48 years who was like an adopted daughter to her. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital or Cherry Street Missions.

No public services are planned.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Funeral Director, Eric MD Bell, of Pittsboro, Indiana.



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