Gertie L. White, Sept. 15, 1906 — June 16, 2014, of Columbia

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 5:21 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Gertie L. White, 107, of Columbia passed away Monday, June 16 in Columbia.

Service will be held Saturday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with a visitation from 10:00 a.m until time of service. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gertie was a founding member of the Columbia Senior Center and an avid bridge player.

She was born on September 15, 1906 to the late Leander Patterson Lewis and Viola Tennessee Denton. She married James A. Rutter, he preceded her in death in 1958. She married Butler White, who preceded her in death.

Gertie is survived by one daughter, Ellen Jane Smith, (Ray); seven grandchildren, James Lewis Rutter, (Cathy), David Rutter, (Jane), Scott Rutter, (Sara), Brenda Walker, (David), Michael Smith (Lisa), Jeffrey Smith (Sherolyn) and Pamela Bellaver (Todd); and several great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Rutter; two brothers and four sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Senior Center, 1121 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, Missouri 65201.

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