Kenneth Alfred Rutter

Kenneth Alfred Rutter of Cleveland, Texas, was born in Ames, Iowa to his parents Emmett and Erma Michelson Rutter on September 10, 1945. Kenneth passed away on November 18, 2022 at the age of 77. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Marketing. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and wood working.

He was a member of and served as chaplain of VFW Post 1839. He was a strong conservative and a supporter of the Republican Party. Kenneth served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Erma Rutter, brothers Charlie Rutter and wife Lois, and Don Rutter; his mother-in-law, Nell Weeks.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Rutter; his father-in-law, Burt Weeks; sons, Christopher Rutter and wife Michelle and Tommy Braune and wife Colleen; brothers, Roland Ewing and wife Kathy, and David Ewing and wife Monica; his sister, Bobbie Kelly and husband Roger; grandchildren, Reagen Sharp and wife Kris, Mariah, Joko, Tara, D.J., Laela, Jessa, and Gema Sullivan, Jordan and Emily Braune, Dallin Vetuski, Cameron and Alex Rutter, Austyn Converse, Lauren Herrold and husband Nick, Shelby and Garrett Dennis; and great-grandchild Axle Sharpe.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Oak Shade Baptist Church, at 5:00-8:00 PM. Honorary pallbearers are Joko Sullivan, D.J. Sullivan, Dallin Vetuski, Dako Sullivan, Roland Ewing, and Kris Sharp.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


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