|M. Catharine "Kate" (Dudman) Rutledge, age 83, of Galesburg, Illinois died on Monday, October 29, 2012.
She was born on March 31, 1929 in Macomb, Illinois the daughter of Thomas J. and Alice Wilson Dudman She married Robert Wayne Rutledge on April 27, 1948.
During her life she enjoyed sewing as a main hobby and made custom drapes for Sears and for many years worked with her brother-in-law Dave, then later her son Dave at Dave’s Schwinn Center. Later in life, at the age of 52 she began riding her bicycle and for the next 25 years enjoyed traveling the county roads in Illinois and Iowa seeing the beauty God has given us.
Kate is survived by her husband Bob, sons Dave (Sandy), Jim (Judy), and Andy (Amy). She also had 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Two brothers, Tom (Joan) Dudman of Galesburg, Illinois and Louis (Gail) Dudman of Davis, California. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Kirk.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. The will be no Funeral Service. The Family requests NO FLOWERS however, memorials may be made to: Seeing Eye Inc. 10 Washington Valley Road, Morristown, NJ 07960, they provide seeing eye dogs at no cost to individuals. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com