Mary Alice Rutherford Truman

Mary Alice Rutherford Truman, 90, of Augusta, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at Battle Creek Health System.

She was born in Elizabethtown, Illinois on December 22, 1914 the daughter of Commodore and Rachel (Palmer) Belt.

Mary Alice worked as a clerk at the Battle Creek Veterans Administration Medical Center for more than 20 years, retiring in 1967.

She married James W. Truman in 1966; he preceded her in death in 1981.

Mary Alice is survived by two sons, Donald E. (Nancy) Rutherford and Marion W. (Marilyn) Rutherford, both of Galesburg; seven grandchildren, Dana, David, Mary, Amy, Stacey, Bradley and Karen; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Lee Sisco; a special friend Betsy Solami and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her children's father, Adrian Rutherford and one brother, John M. Belt.

Mary Alice was a member of the United Methodist Women for 30 years and attended Augusta Fellowship United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, flowers and reading.

At the request of the family, friends may call after 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2005 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Augusta Chapel where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. James Carey, officiating.

Interment will follow at Augusta Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Augusta Fellowship United Methodist Church would be appreciated.

Source: Battle Creek Enquirer (MI) - June 16, 2005


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