Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home

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Marilyn Ruth Rudd

March 24, 1946October 27, 2019

Marilyn Ruth Miller Rudd, 73, of Nashville died Sunday October 27, 2019 in I.U. Health, Bloomington Hospital. She was born March 24, 1946 in Bradenton, Florida to Maurice “Pods” Miller and Marianne Bessire Miller. She had owned several businesses in Nashville.

Survivors include her two sons, Aaron (wife Hai) Rudd of Phoenix, Arizona and Andy Rudd of Nashville; a brother, Steve (wife Anne Ryan Miller) Miller of Nashville; two grandchildren, John and Anna Rudd of Phoenix, Arizona; an aunt, Louise Miller of Nashville; three brothers-in-law, Marc Rudd, David Rudd and Larry Rudd; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Rudd; a sister, Susie Roush; and a brother, John Miller.

Marilyn had attended Nashville United Methodist Church, she had owned many shops in Nashville including the Hob Nob Restaurant, Bellflower, Ruth’s Garden and Morning Sun. She was a graduate of Indiana University and a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Botany led her to have a great appreciation of gardening, plants and flowers. She had an interest in Historical Preservation and Brown County History and local art. She also enjoyed cooking and fine food as well as painting and drawing.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM in Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 South Jefferson St, with Reverend Mary Wilder Cartwright officiating; burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. There 1will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday prior to services from 12:00 PM to service time of 3:00 PM.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2019


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David Bessire

October 30, 2019

Growing up next door to Marilyn on N. Jefferson St. in Nashville, I have hundreds of wonderful memories of cousin Marilyn. Such a beautiful person, so talented, smart and capable! Eleven cousins next door to each other shared a wonderful time together as we grew up. We will all miss her very much but take comfort in knowing she is now pain-free and at peace... My sincere condolences to her family... Aaron, Hia, the kids and Andy...plus her brother Steve. She departed this life too soon.

Rest in Peace, dear Marilyn...we love you very much!

David Bessire, Port Charlotte, FL

Amy Kelso

October 29, 2019

Marilyn was an amazing spirit. Her presence was so precious even when she didn't say a word. She was so brilliant and hard working. She loved her family, friends and her home. She was an activist when the need arose. Her quiet grace was only matched by her powerful resilience. I am so blessed to have called her friend. I loved her laugh and loved hearing her stories about her grandchildren. She was so proud of her boys. Brown County will never be the same...but it is better because of Marilyn Rudd. Love and prayers to the family.

Peggy Miller-Furanna

October 29, 2019

My deepest condolences in the loss of Marilyn. I have many fond memories of she and her wonderful parents and family.
Marilyn always reserved in her nature was a beautiful person in and out. I’m sure she and my sister Kay are dancing in heaven and will be our angels going forward.
To the Rudd family please know you are all in my prayers as well as her family. May God give you peace and understanding -
Peggy Miller Furanna