Donald R. Rutherford, 84, of Paoli

Donald R. Rutherford, 84, of Paoli


Donald R. Rutherford, 84, of Paoli, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at his residence.  

He was born on February 15, 1937, in Paoli, Indiana to Clifford and Maxine Maris Rutherford. He Married Shirley Clements on September 19, 1959, and she survives.

Donald was preceded in death by parents; brother, Max Rutherford; and Granddaughter, Liza Pielemeier

He was a member of Paoli Christian Church for 55 years. Donald was a 1955 graduate of Paoli High School. He worked at Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell, Indiana for many years. Donald retired from Hoosier Uplands.

Donald Rutherford was a US Army Veteran.

Survivors include:

Wife: Shirley Rutherford, Paoli, Indiana

Son: Kevin Roy (Yvonne) Rutherford, Paoli, Indiana

Daughters: Vickie (Dean) Pielemeier,  Centerville, OH

Kelli (Mike) Dixon, Paoli, Indiana


Lacey Jones, Emilie Silfies, Ethan Pielemeier, Devin Rutherford, Zachary Dixon, Lakyn Wade, Noah Dixon, and Brayden Rutherford, and 13 Great-Grandchildren also survive Donald R. Rutherford.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 1, 2021, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 28, 2021, from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM and from 9:00 AM until the time of service on Monday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W. Campbell St. Paoli, IN 47454.

Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery in Paoli. Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, guests are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, such as fevers or chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle, or body aches, etc., we ask that you do not attend. 

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