Mary Elizabeth Rutt, 81, mother of nine, genealogist, Lime Rock Mennonite member

By on February 22, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Hursh) Rutt, 81, formerly of Manheim, entered into rest at Cocalico Christian Home, where she was a resident for six weeks, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, after a prolonged journey with cancer.

She was born in Earl Township, a daughter of the late Curvin S. and Anna (Martin) Hursh. Mary was the wife of the late Ervin B. Rutt.

Mary was a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Lititz, of the Weaverland Conference. She was a homemaker and had a keen interest in genealogy.

Surviving, are five sons: Delmar, husband of Nancy; Martin Rutt, of Savannah, N.Y.; Jay Ervin, husband of Marian Martin Rutt, of Womelsdorf; Lynford, husband of Erma High Rutt, of Oldtown, Md.; Joel, husband of Irene Fox Rutt, of Manheim; Arlin, husband of Jody Martin Rutt, of Sinking Spring; three daughters: Vanita, wife of Michael Martin, of Bernville; LuAnne, wife of Harold Fox, of Newmanstown; Rhoda, wife of Mark Wenger, of Mifflinburg; a daughter-in-law: MaryAnn Rutt of Leesport; 56 grandchildren; and 92 great-grandchildren; brothers: Curvin Hursh Jr. of Atmore, Ala.; Amos of Ephrata; sisters: Helen, wife of Elvin Hurst, of Newmanstown; Kathryn, wife of Clarence Nolt, of Myerstown.

She was preceded in death by a son: Nevin; and a grandson; a brother: Paul Hursh; and a sister: Vera Hoover.

Services were held Feb. 20 at Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Penn Township, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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