Helen Rutledge, 89, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.
Born Feb. 23, 1917, in Braggadocio, Mo., daughter of the late James and Dora Meek Vickrey, she was a teacher.
On Dec. 21, 1940 in Tunica, Miss., she married Bailey Rutledge, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Jim Rutledge and wife, Rebecca, of Memphis, Tenn., and two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth and William Bailey Rutledge.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Steele, Mo. with the Revs. Mike Hargraves and Harold Norton officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.
Pallbearers were Mike Bernard, Bill Reno, Lonnie Watkins, Kevin Hughes and Joe and Mike Tidwell.
John W. German Funeral Home of Steele was in charge of arrangements.