March 3, 1948 - December 9, 2018
Lynn Rutherford, age 70, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Wednesday, March 3, 1948 in Napoleon, Missouri, he was the son of the late Virgil F. Rutherford and the late Anna Braksick Rutherford. Lynn was a graduate from the Wellington High School Class of 1966, he then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge, he lived most of his life in the Higginsville area. As a young man he was an iron worker although farming became his lifelong career as he farmed for 44 years, retiring in 2015. During this time he also did custom spraying and combining for many area farmers. Lynn had many "motor" hobbies. He was a boat, car, truck and motorcycle enthusiast, participating in various races, clubs and shows. He also loved warm weather and water, enjoying life at the Lake of the Ozarks during the summer and spending winters in Florida. Lynn was also a lifetime member of the Higginsville American Legion Post #223. He and Barbara J. Lichte were married on December 11, 1970; she survives of the home. Also surviving is one daughter, Cindy (Adam) Hemme of Concordia, MO; one brother, Paul Rutherford of Warsaw, MO.; and two grandchildren, Morgan Lynn (Dale) Colborn and Logan Wayne Hemme. In addition to his parents, also preceding him in death was one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Rutherford, and one sister. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Hoefer Funeral Home located at 1600 Main St. Higginsville, Missouri 64037. Sevier Hoefer will serve as celebrant of the service; inurnment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 AM. Memorial contributions may be sent to Meyer Care Center, 1201 W. 19TH ST. HIGGINSVILLE, MO 64037 or the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition, P.O. Box 88 Higginsville, MO 64037.
Lynn Rutherford, age 70, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Wednesday, March 3, 1948 in Napoleon, Missouri, he was the son of the late Virgil F. Rutherford and the... View Obituary & Service Information
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