Gladys Harriet Rutherford

Gladys Harriet Rutherford, 84, of Buckhannon, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 18, 1937, at Alton, WV, a daughter of the late Walter and Brenice Audra Gould Simons. She was preceded in death in 1989, by her first husband, Robert Godfrey, and was united in marriage on June 19, 1993, to Clarence R. (Pete) Rutherford, who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children:  Bonnie and husband, Randy Ours, of Buckhannon, Connie Reese and family, of Ivy, Kristy Zink and family, of Philippi, Lisa and husband, Alan Tenney, of Buckhannon, Robert and wife, Marquin Godfrey, of French Creek, Steven and wife, Susie Godfrey, of Thornton, and Greg and wife, Jackie Godfrey, of Buckhannon; stepchildren:  James Carl Rutherford, of Charleston, Melody and husband, David Malcomb, of Buckhannon, and Bethany Rutherford and family, of Buckhannon; 29 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one son-in-law, Joshua Davis, of Elkins; one daughter-in-law, Amanda Godfrey, of Anmoore; and one brother, Arthur “Bud” Simons, of Buckhannon.

In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Ray Godfrey; one daughter, Judy Davis; and five brothers.

Gladys was a Christian by faith.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to West Virginia Hospice for their wonderful care during this most difficult time.

Friends will be received at the Cornerstone Community Church on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.—the funeral hour with Pastor John Darnall and the Rev. Julie Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hinkleville.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at  The family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.


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