Iva M. Rutherford


Iva M. Rutherford, 99, of Grand Avenue, died at 6:05 a.m. October 27, 2017, at her home.

Iva was born July 7, 1918, in Canistota, South Dakota, the daughter of Lloyd and Winnie May Arno Tarrell.

She retired from Madison State Hospital after 30 years as a care giver. She was a member of Uniontown Baptist Church and loved her church family.

Iva enjoyed traveling, music and spending time with her family. She loved to spend time at her son Lloyd’s cabin in Wisconsin.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Uniontown Baptist Church, Crothersville, with Pastor Irvin Benge officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Uniontown Baptist Church Building Fund.

Survivors include her sons, Lloyd Adams of Minong, Wisconsin and Marlin (Shirley) Adams of Columbus; a daughter, Carol Elliott of Orleans; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Clifford Andrew Adams, Bernard Heilman and Herman Rutherford; son, Stanley L. Adams; daughter, Betty Wiggins; brothers, Ernest Tarrell and Walter Tarrell; and sisters, Betty Parry and Lois Roach-Weiland.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.