Alma Clower Rutter
Mrs. Alma Clower Rutter, age 88, of Boonsboro, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at her residence.
Born on September 15, 1922, in Wilmington, NC, Mrs. Rutter was the daughter of the late Harvey J.C. Schafer and Melissa E. Branch. After graduating from business school, she worked in banking, then worked as head secretary at DeLaWarr High School, and finally retired in 1984 from Mayflower as a secretary and bookkeeper. Mrs. Rutter was actively involved with Girl Scouts of the USA serving as a leader for many years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of New Castle and was a member of the womens prayer group there. In her leisure time, Mrs. Rutter greatly enjoyed spending time in her garden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elmer King Rutter. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynn Clough, and her husband, Edward; son, Michael Elmer Rutter, and his wife, Krista; sister-in-law, Marie Dale; brother-in-law, Leonard E. Rutter; grandchildren, Ian Downs, and his wife Erin, and Christopher and Emily Rutter; and great granddaughter, Keira Downs.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10 am at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N DuPont Pky, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 9 am to 10 am. Interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the International Students, Inc., Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box C, Colorado Springs, CO, 80901 or the First Baptist Church of New Castle, 901 E. Basin Rd, New Castle, DE, 19720, To sign guest register, visit spicermullikin.com SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213