Stephen Edward Rutherford, 61, of Barrackville passed over unexpectedly on March 6, 2020 in Fairmont. He was born on February 16, 1959 in Fairmont, son of the late Charles Mitchell and Helen Gotses Rutherford.
Stephen attended Fairmont Senior High School, Class of 1977. He studied at Fairmont State University briefly and then began working in the coal mines. Stephen worked many years at Martinka Mines and later retired from The Federal 2 Mine. He also became a Licensed Practical Nurse during his working years.
Stephen is survived by one daughter, Jasmine Ann Smithbauer and husband David, Morgantown; granddaughters Aveline and Emarie; and other extended family.
In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Underwood Rutherford, in May 2018; and two brothers, Leonard Rutherford and David Rutherford Sr.
Friends will be received on Thursday March 12, 2020 at The Oakwood Road Church of Christ in Fairmont from 5:00PM until the Celebration of Life Service at 6:30 PM with Evangelist Brent Gallagher officiating. All are welcome to attend. Online condolences may be sent to www.affordablefuneralandcremationcenter.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to his Funeral Care Fund on his memorial website page. Affordable Funeral and Cremation Center in Nutter Fort is honored to serve the Rutherford family.
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