Donald R. Rutherford

February 15, 1937 ~ February 24, 2021 (age 84)


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


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:



                Shirley Rutherford                                                                                                           Paoli, Indiana


                Kevin Roy (Yvonne) Rutherford                                                                                   Paoli, Indiana



                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 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. Thank you for your cooperation.


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February 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

Funeral Service
March 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

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