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Elmer Rutt

Elmer Groff Rutt

Thursday, August 8th, 1940 - Saturday, September 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Elmer G. Rutt, 80, of New Holland, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital.
He was married 60 years to Ruth Martin Rutt. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Jacob N. and Lizzie Groff Rutt.
Elmer was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. He retired from New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc. where he had been an equipment operator for over 40 years.
Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Leonard husband of Marlene Martin Rutt of Ephrata, Clair husband of Janice Weaver Rutt of Lititz, Carl husband of Becky Moyer Rutt of Denver, and Matthew husband of Darla Shirk Rutt of Beavertown; a daughter, Karen wife of Luke Martin of Denver; 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; four brothers, Mervin Rutt of Mt. Joy, L. Lavern husband of Ruth Rutt of Mt. Joy, Raymond husband of Marilyn Rutt of Lititz, and Curvin husband of Arlene Rutt of Denver; two sisters, Mary Lou Nolt of Denver, and Anna Frances wife of Dale Nissley of Middletown; and two sister-in-laws, Irene Rutt and Esther Rutt. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Ann Rutt, two grandchildren, Kristi Rutt and Conner Rutt, two brothers, Clarence Rutt and John Jacob Rutt, a sister-in-law, Anny Mary Rutt and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Nolt.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 17, at 9:30 A.M. at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Kindly omit flowers.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center
    Address
    352 Martindale Road
    EPHRATA, PA 17522
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center
    Address
    352 Martindale Road
    EPHRATA, PA 17522
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 9:30am
    When
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 9:30am
    Location
    Groffdale (Frame) Mennonite Church
    Address
    150 Groffdale Church Road
    LEOLA, PA 17540
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    Officiant
    Curvin Z. Zimmerman
  • Interment

    Location
    Groffdale(Frame) Mennonite Cemetery
    Address
    150 Groffdale Church Rd.
    LEOLA, PA
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Sharon Eberly

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Some of my most cherished childhood memories were spent at Elmer and Ruth’s house! Playing with my cousins and being part of their warm and welcoming family was a highlight of my growing up years!
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