January 5, 2006
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 1/6/2006 16:00:00
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 1/7/2006 11:00:00
Betty J. Rudd, age 85, of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at Hillside Acres in Willard. Mrs. Rudd was born on August 7, 1920 to David Karl and Ruth Irene McGinty. Both now deceased. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 66 years, Robert D. (Bob) Rudd. They were married on December 17, 1939 at the First Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Ohio. She resided in Chelsea, Michigan for the first 40 years of their lives together before moving back to her home town in the early 1980’s. She leaves behind three children who honor her as a loving, generous lady – Judy (Paul) Tudor of Middletown, Ohio, Janice Speer of Chelsea, Michigan, and Robert D. Rudd , Jr. (Vickie) also of Chelsea, Michigan. Predeceased by the passing of three sisters, Ellen Baker, Laura Predieri, and Norma Patton, she is survived by Elsie Predieri, Velma (Edd) Vanderpool, and Kayrol (Leonard) Fenner. She has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will mourn her passing. She also is survived by many sisters- and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces who also will miss her greatly.
Mrs. Rudd was a devoted home-maker, a former sunday school teacher, and active in her community. She was a life long member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Chapter #108 in Chelsea, Michigan, a Past Worthy Matron, and honored as a Grand Committee Member serving under the State of Michigan’s Grand Worthy Matron, Mrs. Alice Volink. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary for Post 447, Plymouth, Ohio. She enjoyed playing the organ for her own personal pleasure, and assisted when the First Lutheran Church’s organ needed to be tuned. She loved to read, sew, crochet and enjoyed her many friends.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth on Friday, Jan. 6, 2005 from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2005 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Leonard Shatkus officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. The family suggests that a memorial gift can be made in her honor to Viking Academic Boosters Club, McGinty-Rudd Memorial Scholarship Fund, 4650 Henry Rd., Shelby, Ohio 44875. This fund was established 10 years ago to reward scholarship funding to a deserving, local high-school senior.