Wanda Rutt

Wanda K. Rutt (Rahll)

Wednesday, January 24th, 1940 - Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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Wanda K. (Rahll) Rutt, 79, of Akron, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Thomas J. and Helen (Beard) Rahll and was the wife of the late Donald K. Rutt who passed away in 2006.

She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church.

Wanda was a registered nurse in the delivery room of Ephrata Community Hospital from 1960 to 1973, then the nurse at Lancaster Career and Technology Center in Brownstown from 1983 to 2004 and finally the director of nursing at Blue Bell Nursing Home. She was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, class of 1957 and St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1960. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and Bingo. She also enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Dallas Cowboys.

She was a member of the Ephrata Lodge B.P.O. Elks #1933, Cocalico Post #3376 VFW, Ephrata Amvets Post #136, Cloister Post #429, American Legion and Hogs and Heros.

Wanda is survived by two sons, Michael Patrick Rutt, companion of Cynthia Mellinger, Shawn Steven, husband of Leslie (Summers) Rutt, both of Ephrata; three grandchildren, Tonya Louise, wife of Chris Lane, Branden Steven, husband of Lindsey (Ferber) Rutt and Dusten Patrick Rutt and a great-grandson, Emmett Lane

A viewing will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM, at Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th Street, Akron, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM, at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 320 Church Avenue, Ephrata, with the Rev. Father John J. McLoughlin, C.SS.R. as celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell will be held in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flower, memorial contributions in Wanda's memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
    Stradling Funeral Home
    30 North Ninth Street
    Akron, PA 17501
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
    320 Church Avenue
    Ephrata, PA 17522
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  • Interment

    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    531 North State Street
    Ephrata, PA
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Donations are being accepted for: Hospice & Community Care-Lancaster.


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Lanny Ammon

Posted at 02:17pm
Our condolences to you all at this time. REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES! Sincerely, Lanny & Diane Ammon

Barbara Satosky

Posted at 06:39am
Sending my sympathy to Wanda's family. I worked with Wanda at the CTC. I loved her strengths, personality, and fabulous sense of humor. She shall be missed by all who knew her.
Barbara K. Satosky


Posted at 05:09pm
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

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