James L. Rutledge, 72, of Terre Haute and formerly of Jasonville, passed away at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 at his residence.
Born July 24, 1933 in Dugger, he was the son of Virgil and Mary (Reeves) Rutledge. On Oct. 29, 1954 he married Wilma J. Overman in Jasonville.
He had been an accountant for Peabody Coal Company and had also worked at the Jasonville Peabody Shop prior to his retirement after 19 years of service. He was a graduate of Midland High School class of 1951.
Survivors include: his wife Wilma of Terre Haute; three daughters, Kimberly A. Rutledge of Indianapolis, Karen and her husband Kenneth Orndorff of Terre Haute, and Karla and her husband Stephen Mullikin of Bloomfield; two sisters, Betty Schultz of Jasonville and Dorothy McAtee of Evansville; two brothers, Virgil Rutledge of Tipton and Tom Rutledge and his wife Pauline of Jasonville; six grandchildren, Amy Siebenmorgen, Erin Siebenmorgen and Teddy York, all of Terre Haute, Joseph Borders of Greenwood, and Rebecca Borders and Matthew Borders, both of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Regina Rae Rutledge, and two sisters, Virginia Mills and Rosie Stevens.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home, Jasonville, with the Rev. Harold Thomas officiating. Cremation has been scheduled.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.