July 16, 2010


Virginia Rutter


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Virginia Rutter died in her sleep on Wednesday, July 14. She was born February 22, 1927, the daughter of Dr. Rheinhold and Florence Speiser of Bridgeport, Connecticut.


She attended Boston University for two years to earn an Associates' Degree. As a young bride, she moved to Midland in 1949, where she lived her entire adult life. She was a member of Children's Service League for many years. She was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church.


She is survived by her husband of 63 years, A. William Rutter, Jr.; her older brother, Dr. Warren Speiser of Town and Country, MO; her four children, Robin Rutter Coleburn of Charlotte, VT, Bill Rutter III of Midland, Paul Warren Rutter of Mount Vernon, WA and Christopher Thomas Rutter of Midland; her eight grandchildren, Jessica Price, Katherine Webster, Mariah Rutter, Aren Rutter, Taylor Rutter, Morgan Rutter, and Harley and Cristen Manning; and her two great grandchildren, Lila and Penny Webster. She will be missed by many who knew her keen sense of humor and her generosity.


Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com


Contributions in her memory can be made to the Midland College Foundation, 3600 North Garfield Street, Midland, Texas, 79705. You may call the Foundation office at (432) 685-4526 for more information. If you wish to make an online gift in her memory, visit Give a Gift, or you can mail your donation to:


3600 N. GARFIELD · MIDLAND, TX 79705



3600 N. GARFIELD · MIDLAND, TX 79705-6399 · 432.685.4526

(FAX) 432.685.4714