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Rachel Monks Rutledge

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Rachel Monks Rutledge, age 89, of Fayetteville, TN. A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 3:30 pm at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Higgins.

Rachel was born December 18, 1932, in Fayetteville, TN. She passed away peacefully in her home on December 21, 2021. Rachel graduated from Freed-Hardeman Christian College and was a teacher in South Carolina. She also worked as a nursing technician at Sunbridge Nursing Home. Rachel was a member of Stateline Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ben (Bo) Rutledge; son, Philip (Margie) Rutledge; daughter, Helen Goswick; granddaughters, Tara (John) Mole and Kathryn Rutledge; grandsons, Cole Goswick and Timothy Balana; great grandchildren, Lane Ledford, Lori Ledford, Lukas Ledford, and Devin Mole; brother, Mark (Brenda) Monks; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Monks; and several special nieces and nephews; and loving caretaker, Teresa Sajpel. Rachel was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Ruby Rogers Monks; and siblings, Marie M. Medley, Rebecca M. Shrum, John Lee Monks, and Melvin Rogers Monks.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rachel Monks Rutledge.

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#1 Comment By Sandra Ventura On December 21, 2021 @ 5:06 pm

I remember I was working at sunbridge as a tech. I’m sorry for your loss. I remember Rachel very well. And her husband as well.

#2 Comment By Cynthia Dunivan On December 21, 2021 @ 5:17 pm

Tara, we are saddened to read of the passing of your dear one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and in the coming days.
Bob & Cindy Dunivan

#3 Comment By Billy and Cindy Langford On December 21, 2021 @ 8:12 pm

So sad to hear about Mrs Rachel- praying for God’s comfort for you all

#4 Comment By Dora Barnes On December 22, 2021 @ 8:29 am

So sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. I pray your precious memories carry you through difficult days.

Love you,

#5 Comment By Mary Partin On December 22, 2021 @ 12:51 pm

So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. God Bless, Mary & Teresa Partin