Deer 5

Steven Ross Rutherford

August 5, 1951 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 70)


Steven Ross Rutherford was born on August 5, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Robert Ross Rutherford and Shila Faye Anderson, née Parr. On Monday, November 15, 2021, Steven left this world at the age of 70 years old, joining his Lord and Savior in Heaven.

Steve graduated from Capitol Hill High School with the class of 1969 and went on to receive his Associates degree in Business. He heard his country’s call and joined the United States Army where he received an honorable discharge for services rendered to his country when called upon to do so. An owner and operator of Mattress World in downtown Moore, Oklahoma, Steve had been self-employed for approximately 25 years.

In his spare time, Steve enjoyed hunting, especially for deer. He also enjoyed going to Lake Eufaula to swim and fish.

Steve attended Catholic school, growing up in the Immaculate Conception parish. In recent years, when his health would allow, he would attend St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Moore. After he became homebound, Steve watched mass daily.

Steve was a dedicated husband and father. Thoughtful and quiet, he always put others first. He liked for the family to be together and strove to avoid quarrels. His first love was being with Sue, his late wife of 48 years, and with his daughter, Shelli. Steve touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Ross Rutherford, and Shila Faye Anderson; his wife, Sue Rutherford; and his daughter, Shelli Rutherford. He is survived by his brother, David Rutherford and his wife, Peggy; brother, Mark Rutherford and his wife, Kim; brother, Douglas Andersons; and brother, Timothy Anderson.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM through 8:30 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway Avenue in Moore, Oklahoma.

Services will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the Resurrection Cemetery, located at 7500 W. Britton Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73132. Services are under the direction and care of John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel in Moore.

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Graveside Service
November 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Resurrection Memorial Cemetery
7500 W. Britton Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

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