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“Russ it's Christmas eve 2012 and i was thinking of you. We shared some very special times together, which I will always cherish. I thank God that you...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Buz Rutan - Randleman, NC

“Condolences, Fran. We're no substitute, but I hope you can lean on us and feel some comfort. Neil ”
2 of 52 | Posted by: Nomadtraveller - SC

“Condolences to you and yours during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ”
3 of 52 | Posted by: Joanne - Leonardo, NJ

“I am so heartbroken that I never made it to SC to meet that great man of yours. I know from everything you've told me how special he was. And...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Lyn Startz - Eustis, FL

“Chin up; thinking of you. ”
5 of 52 | Posted by: Bev/kwika

“Dear Fran, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and may God's peace and comfort surround you to warm your heart, comfort your soul, and give you...Read More »
6 of 52 | Posted by: Flutterbee - Blackfoot, ID

“Fran, I am so sorry for this incredible loss in your life. I know there is a tremendous outpouring of prayers and support for you and your family as...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Pamela Simon - Canby, CA

“Dear Fran, just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you feel embraced by God, who is always with us, no matter what...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Amalie - Bergen

“My deepest sympanthy to everyone that was blessed to be in his family. May the comfort of knowing that one day we shall reunite in paradise with all...Read More »
9 of 52 | Posted by: Lucie - Southlake, TX

“My dearest Friend,I would like to have the words to make this pain dissapear to give you peace of mind so you won't shed another tear.I would like to...Read More »
10 of 52 | Posted by: Larena Shockley-Penhall - CA

“April, You and your family are in our prayers. May You be in God's care during this time of loss. ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: Bo & Maryln Moore - Evans, GA

“To the Rutan Family. It has been a long time seeing each other but it was like yesterday going over the memories my family shared with your family. ...Read More »
12 of 52 | Posted by: Peggy Carter Beach - Walterboro, SC

“Praying that the God of ALL COMFORT will comfort you and the family in your time of grief, knowing that you will be united in a much better place...Read More »
13 of 52 | Posted by: Wendy (multiply friend) - LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you from miles away and hope that he will rest in peace. Fatos from Multiply ”
14 of 52 | Posted by: fatos - Ankara

“Frannie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss for you and yours. Blessed be. ”
15 of 52 | Posted by: Val Schmale - Spencerville, MD

“My thoughts are with your family at this most terrible times. I hope your memories will give you peace. rachel70 @ Multiply ”
16 of 52 | Posted by: Rachel - Troon, Scotland

“Brother Russ Rutan was a good man, a wonderful giver of the word. He was a very positive man, and always had a word of encouragement for myself. My...Read More »
17 of 52 | Posted by: Joseph G. Stephens Jr. - Easley, SC

“Just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.... lindalovestostitch ”
18 of 52 | Posted by: Linda T - VA

“Dearest Fran sending you warm comforting thoughts today and especially tomorrow. You are loved by so many, I hope that this love keeps you uplifted...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: Heather - Bakersfield, CA

“Francy, I have put off signing the guestbook because I am at such a loss for words. This is just so wrong on every level there is. I should not...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: Kk - The Multiply Family

“Ms. Frannie, I have no words to comfort you or make all the pain go away. Just know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sending...Read More »
21 of 52 | Posted by: Mj - Seoul, SC

“Dear Fran and Family, Words escape us at times like this. However, our hearts and prayers are with you. May His peace which passes all...Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: Maria and David Simon - CO

“My Dearest Frannie and Family, My heart aches for your loss of such a wonderful man. I am so thankful you are all there together for the love and the...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Sandi Simon Myers - Newport, OR

“Dear Fran and family, With thoughts of you, and the road you will travel without Russ,we ask for the Comforter to be your guide.God Bless you all...Read More »
24 of 52 | Posted by: Janet & Steve Gordon - Cut bank, MT

“Russ was a fine person and a pleasure to be around .In the time that I knew him he added joy to my life.He will be missed . ”
25 of 52 | Posted by: Fred & Judy Bell - walterboro, SC

“You don't even know me, but I have been deeply touched by the outpouring of sorrow and loss at the death of your sweetheart in Multiplyland . . . and...Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: Sioux - Riverside, CA

“My Dearest Frannie...words simply escape me. How could this happen to two of the most beautiful people I know? I so wish I could be with you, but I...Read More »
27 of 52 | Posted by: Rhonda (Ronnie) Cregger - CA

“Frannie, I have searched for words that might offer you some sense of comfort in this time of heartbreak for you and know that there are no words...Read More »
28 of 52 | Posted by: Angela Shafer - Bend, OR

“Prayers and warm thoughts being sent your way. Laci (from Multiply) ”
29 of 52 | Posted by: Laci - Toronto

“Fran, I don't have any words of comfort, but I do have many prayers to send for you and your family, and am sending all my love to you! ”
30 of 52 | Posted by: David Blose - Anderson, IN

“Fran, my love and prayers are with you and your family, during this sadness of your life. May God smile on you today and give you the strength that...Read More »
31 of 52 | Posted by: Grandma Nita Fariss - CA

“I'm sure Russ'll be sadly missed. ”
32 of 52 | Posted by: Bernard Veale - SC

“Frannie: My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family as you go through this very difficult time. I pray that God gives you the strength...Read More »
33 of 52 | Posted by: Kim Harman - Hollister, CA

“I am so sorry for your loss, may God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand..Lou ”
34 of 52 | Posted by: Louis Cook - Milton, FL

“Frannie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Lanie from Multiply ”
35 of 52 | Posted by: Melanie Jenkins - Spencer, OK

“Frannie, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I only know you through mutual friends at Multiply, and didn't know Russ at all. But from...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: Sue Varner - Thornville, OH

“Frannie, God Bless you and your family. My heart is heavy for your loss and I am sending you strength and my prayers. Sharon LeCouteur. ”
37 of 52 | Posted by: Sharon LeCouteur - Miscou Island

“May he live in eternal and everlasting peace. My sincere love and sympathy to you and your family. poetessgarden ”
38 of 52 | Posted by: Danette Paris - Bonaire, GA

“Fran, my heart goes out to you and your family during this time of incredible loss and sorrow. I wish you peace and strength in the days and years to...Read More »
39 of 52 | Posted by: Kippy - Carson City, NV

“Hugs and prayers during this sad time. Lyn from multiply ”
40 of 52 | Posted by: Lyn - St Petersburg, FL

“Frannie, I am horribly saddened by the loss of a wonderful friend, and moreso for your loss of your best friend and soulmate. I will forever keep the...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Chuck Graham - Lancaster, OH

“Frannie [and family], I am so very sorry for your loss of the wonderful Russ.... I'll never forget getting to meet him last year, and hear his...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: Monica - Wake Forest, NC

“Frannie, you and Russ have been two of my favorite people, even long before our picnic in the park but that sure was a day I will never forget. Seems...Read More »
43 of 52 | Posted by: Linda Owen - Birmingham,, AL

“Fran, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
44 of 52 | Posted by: Linda Hudson - mccoll, SC

“Dad, I love you and will miss you. ”
45 of 52 | Posted by: Jonathan Tyrone Rutan - Columbus, GA

“Frannie and Family, my heart hurts for your loss. Russ was a man among men and someone I considered a close friend and brother. For those that have...Read More »
46 of 52 | Posted by: Gary Hill - Savannah, GA

“Frannie you know how much I have counted on and adored you and Russ. Your beautiful love story inspired me to keep going through so much heartbreak. ...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Cherie - Tracy, CA

“Frannie. We are very sorry to hear about Russ. Wish we could be with you to celebrate his life. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the...Read More »
48 of 52 | Posted by: Aunt Martha and Uncle Dan - IL

“Frannie and family, I was saddened to hear of Russ's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during these sad days. ”
49 of 52 | Posted by: Wayne Ellis - Pembroke, MA

“Frannie and family, Words seem to fail me at times like this and for that I am sorry. Russ will be missed, but I know he will entertain the angles...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Rita Varney-Royark - Donna, TX

“Frannie and family, my heart is breaking for your loss. When my father passed, and I was so heartbroken and angry, someone told me that God picks...Read More »
51 of 52 | Posted by: Kimmie Grna - Spartanburg, SC

“Praying for you and the family Fran. Love, Emily and Leo ”
52 of 52 | Posted by: Emily & Leo Nerbonne - Canby, CA


Rev. Robert Russell "Russ" Rutan, 65, husband of Fran Meyer Rutan, died suddenly on Monday, June 21, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Mobile, Alabama to the late Joseph E. & Elsie Sapp Rutan. Mr. Rutan served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Sheppard's Acres Church and was a self-employed entrepreneur. Mr. Rutan will be remembered as great husband, father, brother and grandfather. He truly cherished each moment he spent with his family. He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Jonathan Tyrone "Ty" Rutan of Columbus, GA and Stephen Sean Rutan of Phoenix City, Alabama; two daughters, Robin Rene Rutan of Greenwood, SC and April Jeannine Ritchie of Augusta, GA; three step-sons, Joseph Alexander Mallett, Christopher Paul Mallett and Matthew Francis Mallett; two brothers, Joseph Edward Rutan of Gautier, Mississippi, and Harold Eugene Rutan of Randleman, NC; two step-sisters; nine grandchildren, Tyler, Joey, Cody, Heather, Petra, Joey, Maddyline, Hayden and Gabrielle. A Celebration of Russ's life will be 1:00PM Saturday, June 26, 2010 in the Harris Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. The family is at their respective homes. Memorial contributions, in memory of Rev. Rutan, may be sent to the Abbeville Veterans Memorial Foundation, 879 Old Douglas Mill Road, Abbeville, SC 29620 or the Charge Syndrome Foundation, 141 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 11050. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com HARRIS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES of Abbeville is assisting the Rutan family.

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