Florence R. Rutter
Mrs. Florence R. Rutter, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
A native Delawarean, Mrs. Rutter was born in Wilmington on May 18, 1923, daughter of the late Louis R. Christopher and Laura Rineer Christopher. She was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper with the former Delaware Litho, Inc. in Wilmington, where she retired after 15 years of service.
Mrs. Rutter was a devout Christian throughout her life and a member of the New Castle County Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William J. Till, Sr., in 1947, by her second husband, Edward W. Rutter, in 1995, and by her brothers, Louis Christopher and Richard Christopher. She is survived by her children, daughter and caregiver, Ethel L. “Sandi” Mitchell of New Castle, William J. Till, Jr. (Lygia) of Laurel, Richard D. Till (Linda) of Smith Mountain Lake, VA, Donna L. Ashing (Walter) of Hockessin, Edward W. Rutter, Jr. (Tammy) of Pleasanton, CA, and Michael Rutter (Kathy) of New Brunswick, NJ; sisters, Lillian Needles (Bob) of Newark and Doris Baker of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Rutter may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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