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Glena D. (Cooper) Rutherford, July 31, 1925~May 17, 2017

Rutherford, Glena PicGlena D. (Cooper) Rutherford, 91, passed away on May 17, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Born in Melbourne, Arkansas, July 31, 1925 and raised in Ava, Missouri.

During WWII, Della worked at the Prisoners of War Department in Washington, D.C. before returning to Ava, Missouri as office manager for Kraft Foods, Inc.

A resident of Chatham, New Jersey for 50 years, Della became a real estate agent in 1962 and owned and operated Glena D. Rutherford Real Estate from 1972 to 2004. She received the Realtor of the Year in Morris County, New Jersey Award in 1989, and the Harry L. Schwarz Achievement Award for 1987 for recognition of exemplification of Realtor spirit. Della was past president of the Chatham Newcomers Club.

Della moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2004.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip J. Rutherford.

She is survived by son, Richard A. Rutherford and wife, Dr. Margaret Rutherford; grandson, Robinson P. Rutherford, all of Fayetteville, Arkansas; daughter, Susan R. Devlin and husband, Joseph of Meredith, New Hampshire; sister, Gay Freeman of Frisco, Texas; and brother, Bob Cooper of Mountain Grove, Missouri.

Contributions may be made to Butterfield Trail Village Foundation, 1923 E. Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR. 72703.

No services are planned.

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    Wade Vurnside » 20. May, 2017

    Thinking of you, Dick, Margaret and Rob at this difficult time.

    sincerely, Wade

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    Bill Helke » 23. May, 2017

    Dear Dick and Sue (and the rest of your tribes):

    The Helkes send their condolences. We will always remember and cherish Della’s upbeat spirit and wonderful laughter. Della and Phil graciously blessed our family as wonderful neighbors in Chatham and we carry fond memories of you all with us always. Pat and I still routinely make Della’s Fettuccini and Spinach recipe and have come to love it – and I always think of her whenever we have it. God’s blessings and covering to you all during your time of bereavement.

    Love,
    Bill, Pat and the rest of us Helkes

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    Name » 27. May, 2017

    Dick and Sue,
    So sorry to hear about Della. We will always have wonderful memories of such wonderful neighbors. All our best to you and your families during these difficult times.
    Peter kuyk

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    Debbie Caldwell » 02. Jun, 2017

    Thinking of you all and sending our condolences to Sue & Dick and family. Bob and I were neighbors and we loved Della and think of her often. She was such a good cook and she made delicious cheese sticks and many other dishes that she loved to share recipes. I am so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Bob and Debbie Caldwell