Bobbie Belew Rutherford, 83 of Vernon, Texas died on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church.
Officiating will be Rev. Toby Castleberry. Interment will be at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Rutherford was born Friday, June 29, 1928 in Lockett, Texas, She was the daughter of the late Tandy Belew and the late Velma Rhine Belew. She married Forrest Rutherford on Sept. 4, 1948 in Vernon. He preceded her in death June 1, 1976. She had lived in Vernon all of her life, She was a graduate of Vernon High School. She was also a graduate of North Texas University with a bachelor’s degree and she received her master’s degree from Midwestern State University. She was primarily a fourth grade teacher for many years in Vernon. She was a member of Vernon Retired Teacher Association and she loved to play Bridge. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Janice Sue Snyder of Fort Worth and Melinda Ann Gee of Wichita Falls; a son, Terry Belew Rutherford of Vernon; and two sisters, Ruth Dillingham of Katy and Betty Hanaway of Winton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 1, 2012 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society of Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com