Martha  Rutter


Martha M. Rutter, 81, passed from this life on July 1, 2019. Services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment will follow at Perkins Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.
Martha was born on August 5, 1937, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Frank and Okemah (Nesbitt) Darby. She received her masters degree from Central State University in 1971 and immediately began her teaching career. She married her love, Edmond J. Rutter.
Martha enjoyed genealogy, gardening and especially loved spending time with family. Martha and Ed hosted OJAM at their home every year. She and Ed were honored by the Oklahoma Selfbow Society and were awarded a bronze plaque and lifetime memberships. The couple designed and built their home on property that Ed's great-grandfather acquired during the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 by trading a shotgun for the homestead.
Martha is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by one son, Doug Rutter; one daughter, Charlotte Abel and husband Pete of Louisville, Colorado; one brother, Bob Darby; one sister, Marie West as well as seven grandchildren, Aaron, Dave, Alyssa, Bryan, Brandon, Brett and Brock; ten great-grandchildren, Kaden, Teagan, Avery, Carter, Johnny, James, Brett Jr., Orion, Jessica and Brady Rutter.
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