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 Helen <I>Bivin</I> Rutledge

Helen Bivin Rutledge

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Feb 2018 (aged 95)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, USA
Plot section 29
Memorial ID 176336493 · View Source
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LOUISVILLE -- Helen Bivin Rutledge, 95, of Louisville died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at the Louisville Campus of the Masonic Homes of Kentucky, where she had been a resident since June 21, 2010. She was born in Muhlenberg County and reared in Owensboro.

She was a teacher in the Garrard County School System, worked as a legal secretary in Harrodsburg and owned and operated a gift shop in Nicholas County. She was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church in Owensboro, a life member and Past Matron of Harrodsburg Chapter No. 309, Harrodsburg, and a Past Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Kentucky Order of the Eastern Star. She served as a member and president on the Board of the Eastern Star Home, Louisville.

Helen was an avid genealogist. She was a member of the Kentucky Historical Society with her interest directed to her Bivin (Beavin) and Wells family. She documented the service of her maternal great-great-great-grandfather, David Edwards Jr., in the American Revolutionary War under the command of Gen. George Washington in the famous battle of Trenton and other battles that led to the following winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. He was present at the surrender of Maj. Gen. Charles Cornwallis and his British troops after the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia.

Her husband, Oakley Rutledge; her parents, Roscoe S. Bivin Sr., and Virna Wells Bivin; four sisters, Wanda Tichenor (Harlan), Evelyn Nolting (Harold), Sylvia Hunter (Raymond) and Shirley Stevens (Glendon); and a brother, Roscoe S. Bivin Jr. (Peggy) preceded her in death.

Helen is survived by two foster daughters, Damie Lane Hance of Shelbyville and Judy Lane Morris of Jackson, Mississippi; six foster grandchildren and several foster great-grandchildren. Her life was greatly enriched for many years by her nephew, William R. Tichenor of Simpsonville and his wife, Jean; her great-nieces, Susan Rudolph (Ken) of Louisville, Jennifer Hesse (David) of Taylorsville and Ann Tichenor of Louisville. She also is survived by great-nieces and great-nephews Amanda McClain (JD) of Taylorsville, Ben Hesse of Greeley, Colorado, and Allison Rudolph and Natalie Rudolph, both of Louisville; and great-great-nephews Boston McClain, Jake McClain and Maxwell McClain, all of Taylorsville.

A nephew, Glendon Stevens, and a great friend, Lloyd Holman, made it possible for her to pursue her interest in genealogy research in her retirement years by keeping her supplied with computers, instructions and repairs. A host of genealogy researchers also added a special dimension to her life.

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