Mary Lou (Provine) Rutledge

March 6, 1940 – Jan. 18, 2022

Mary Lou (Provine) Rutledge, 81, of Crawfordsville, In., passed away on Tues., Jan. 18, 2022 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville after a brief battle with cancer.

Born March 6, 1940 in Industry, Ill. to the late Vena (DeWitt) Provine and Carl Provine, she was a 1958 graduate of Industry High School.

Mrs. Rutledge left home for Crawfordsville to attend Western Union School. Shortly after, she met Jerry Rutledge whom she married on June 13, 1959. Together they had two daughters: Bridget and Jill. She was employed by Raybestos for nearly 30 years before retiring.

Mrs. Rutledge cherished her family and close friends and was happiest when she was with them. She enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping, traveling, and playing euchre. She had also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and was a member of Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include daughters Bridget (Charlie) Miller of Crawfordsville and Jill Rutledge of Lafayette; grandchildren Shawn (Megan) Randall, Noelette and Brantley of Crawfordsville and Tiffany (Subaltern) Hall-daughter Aailyah of Washington; sister Pat Hughes of Virginia; sisters-in-law Helen Provine of Texas and Shelia Provine of Illinois; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Ivan (Maria), Eldon, John, and infant sister Martha Provine. Visitation is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 26, 2022 from 2 p.m. until her celebration of life at 4 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville.  The family asks that those attending wear face masks. Private family interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 681405, Indianapolis, In. 46268 or by calling 1-800-227-2345.