Phyllis B. Rutledge, 91, of Rushville, formerly of Ipava and Adair, passed away at 9:45 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
She was born on January 22, 1929, in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Robert Phillip and Fern Elizabeth (Hammond) Marshall. She married Marvin Burdette Rutledge on July 27, 1947, in Carthage. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2012.
Surviving are two children Larry Rutledge and wife Ann of Woodbine, Iowa and Diana Pleviak and husband Joe of Rushville, five grandchildren Susan Lang and husband Rob, Matthew Pleviak and wife Tammy, Christopher Rutledge and wife Kris, Brian Rutledge and wife Cassie and Laura Samson and husband Matthew, twelve great grandchildren Kyle Lang, Kevin Lang, Gunnar Pleviak, Teagan Pleviak, Tessa Rutledge, Bodie Rutledge, Lilli Rutledge, Weston Rutledge, Addi Rutledge, Brayden Samson, Connor Samson, and William Samson, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Robert Marland “Bob” Marshall.
A 1946 graduate of Adair High School, she attended Western Illinois University. After her marriage, she became a dedicated farm wife and homemaker, assisting her husband in many ways on the family farm.
She was a member of the Table Grove Community Church. After she and Marvin moved to Rushville in 2002, she attended the First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Vermont Chapter of PEO and later the Rushville Chapter AL. She and her husband enjoyed camping and playing cards. They were also members of the Adair Boat and Ski Club, and would spend almost every weekend on the river. Phyllis enjoyed playing the piano and organ. After she moved to Rushville, she still enjoyed taking trips to see the crops and touring the farm. Her greatest love was for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with David Haney officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.