Meredith “Allen” Rutherford, 77, Lawrence, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at his home.
He was born November 6, 1942, in Marysville, Kansas, the son of Floyd Allen and Irene Agnes Jones Rutherford. He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1960 and attended Kansas State University.
Mr. Rutherford worked as a parts man in the automotive industry. He enjoyed golfing, painting, traveling to Oklahoma, and racing and working on cars in his early years. He was a collector of Route 66 memorabilia and whenever possible would use the highway during his travels. He was a fan of Kansas State sports and liked John Wayne movies.
He married Ruth Ann Crowley on November 16, 1963 in Manhattan, Kansas. She died November 28, 2010. Allen was lucky enough to find love for the second time, when he married Barbara Ruth Hoffman on April 7, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kimberlee Augusto of Lawrence; step-daughter, Kristi Johnson of Lawrence; sister, Nancy Hawkins of Lawrence; grandchildren, Lyra Augusto, Alejandro Augusto, Isabella Augusto all of Lawrence. He will be missed by friends and family.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and brother, Newell Nelson Rutherford.
No services are planned.