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Miriam M. Rutter


Miriam M. Rutter, 95, of Middletown, entered into rest on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Frey Village Nursing Home, Middletown.

She was born on October 22, 1923, in Elizabethtown and was the loving daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Fry) Daveler.

Miriam was a part of the Ladies Society & Rachael Circle of WUMC Sunday school class.

Miriam enjoyed cooking, canning and gardening but her greatest love was her family and babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Miriam was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Rutter Sr.; daughter, Barbara Heisey; sister, Martha Keller; brothers, Claude, Ralph and James Daveler.

Miriam is survived by her children, Gloria Rutter of Middletown, Earl Rutter Jr. (Janet) of Middletown, Patricia Rider (Paul) of Elizabethtown, Kathy Hipple of Middletown, and Nancy Shoffner (Thomas) of Lewisberry; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and sister Evelyn Walters Balmer of Lititz.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Miriam’s name to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

The family has entrusted the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa.

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