Louise A. Rutherford

Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 15, 2021

Louise Ann (Larkin) Rutherford, age 73, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021, of dementia. Born April 29, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William A. and Barbara (Kough) Larkin.
Louise graduated from Uniontown High School in 1965, moved to Pittsburgh, and became a registered nurse (RN, then BSN from Duquesne University). She worked as a nurse for over four decades and cared for her patients (many of them higher needs children) like family. She remained close to her children and grandchildren, even when miles apart.

Louise is survived by her children, Jennifer (John) Steiner and Jonathan (Meredeth) Rutherford; grandchildren, Ellery born 2010, Nathan 2012, and Esben 2014; sisters Nancy (James) Bittner, Suellen (John) Carbin, and Elinor (Derek) Larkin, and brother James Larkin; nieces Megan and Sarah, and nephew Robert; as well as her partner, Thomas Wojanis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother William Larkin Jr.

Family and friends may be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association at in lieu of flowers.
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

Originally published February 15, 2021.

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