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1956 Kathleen 2023

Kathleen Rutherford

March 22, 1956 — March 23, 2023


Kathleen Marie Rutherford, 67, of Niles, passed away in Corwell Health Lakeland in Niles the day after her birthday on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Kathleen was born in Niles on March 22, 1956 to the late Robert and Dorothy McClain.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and siblings; Shirley King, Bobby King, Tom McClain, Bob McClain and Judy McClain.

Kathleen is survived by her former husband, Michael (Mae) Rutherford and children; Vern (Toshia Thomas) Rutherford of Benton Harbor, Joshua (April Anglin) Rutherford of Niles, Grandchildren; Brandon Thomas, NIcholaus Thomas, Alexis Thomas, Jasmine Brady, Great Grandchildren; Kaiden Gustafson, Carter Snow and Jason Ackerman. As well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Kathleen loved The Lord.  Even with her declining health, she always ‘attended’ church from her living room by watching services on her television. Kathleen was passionate about cooking. She loved to cook and bake for her family and cherished family gatherings at Easter and Christmas. Kathleen was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she loved them dearly.

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