She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church and worked with the AWANA group. She retired from the Bradley County School System ten years ago after 30 years of service with the last 22 years of her career at Michigan Avenue School as a kindergarten teacher. After her retirement, she volunteered at the YMCA for their homeschool program.
She was preceded in death by her father, Nolan Eugene Bradley Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Wiley M. Rutledge of Cleveland; mother, Eloise Bradley of Gallatin; one son, Wiley A. Rutledge and wife, Beth H., of Cleveland; one grandchild, Elle Elizabeth-Eloise Rutledge; one sister, Sharon Bonds and husband, Kenny, of Adolphus, Ky.; two brothers: Nolan Eugene Bradley III and wife, Teresa, and David Lee Bradley and wife, Beth, all of Gallatin; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Westwood Baptist Church with Pastors Steve Smart and Jim Caywood officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Bread of New Life Ministries at 631 Brooklawn Trail, Cleveland, TN 37323 or www.breadofnewlifeus.org.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Rutledge family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.