Mary Ann Rutherford

February 10, 1938November 13, 2021

Mary Ann Rutherford, of Beckley, West Virginia went to be with Jesus on November 13, 2021. She died at Raleigh General Hospital with her husband and one daughter present. She was born in Sturgis, Kentucky on February 10, 1938 to her late parents, Earl and Jenny Syers. She moved to West Virginia in the early 60’s with her husband, James W. Rutherford. Mary attended Beckley College and held numerous jobs around Beckley during her working career. She was a kind and caring person who loved her family, friends and neighbors and enjoyed family visits and gatherings. Her favorite hobby was painting with oils and was a great artist. She is survived by her husband, James W. Rutherford, two daughters, Teresa Rutherford Bonifacio and husband, Richard, Deborah Plovish and husband, Greg; six granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Earlene White of Sturgis, Kentucky. Services for Mary will be held at 1:00 PM Friday November 19, 2021 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, West Virginia. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may gather with the family Friday from 12 – 1 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr. Beckley, WV.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, November 19, 2021

  • Services to Celebrate Her Life

    Friday, November 19, 2021


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Mark Hundley

November 25, 2021

Mary was a kind lady and a good friend to have. Prayers to all the family.

Dona Lee Syers Baker

November 17, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the Syers and Rutherford families. I am the daughter of Charles William and Ruth Crest Syers, born in DeKoven in 1923. I dearly remember Earl and Jenny. My daughter, Martha, and I send our love.

David Shockey

November 15, 2021

Very sorry to hear about Mrs. Rutherford. I remember her as a sweet and kind lady when we were neighbors in Mount Hope. Sympathy to her family.

Janet Miller

November 15, 2021

A beautiful lady, a beautiful soul, a beautiful family. Deepest sympathy to you all.