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“Barb - I was searching for your new address and found this instead. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and Anne's family. ...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Faith Sheaffer-Polen

“For Anne's family, especially Barbara: the obituary was in today's REVIEW. I am so sorry. I remember Anne when you all lived here. I know your...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Pam Hanke - Alliance, OH

“Anne was so fun and such a bright spirit. My sincere condolences to her family. Cheryl Poole ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Cheryl Poole - Arlington, MA

“Anne and I were PHIs at Heidelberg College. We didn't know each other very well, but we when we got the opportunity to travel to the U.S.S.R. in the...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Paula Roediger - Port Chester, NY

“I was able to spend some time with Anne and Jim, both is Stonington and St. Paul. I will always remember her confidence and sense of humor. It was...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jerry Clifford - Frederick, MD

Anne (Graf) Rutherford, Anne (Graf) Age 47 Of St. Paul died peacefully on April 16, after a vigorous two-year battle with cancer, surrounded in her final days by her family and many friends. Husband James Rutherford, daughter Madeline, 17 and son Thomas, 11; all of Saint Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, survive her. Anne was the youngest daughter of Barbara (Fister) Graf, Shrewsbury, MA and the late David M. Graf, formerly of Alliance, OH. She is also survived by sister, Caroline Graf Reich (Joel) of Shrewsbury, MA and brother David M. Graf, Jr., Richmond, VA. She was born in Orange, N.J and raised in Alliance, OH where she became active in community theater, marching band and competitive swimming. She was a confirmed youth member of the First United Presbyterian Church. She and her family spent summers in Stonington, CT where, later, she would meet her husband, Jim. Anne graduated from The Wooster School, Danbury, CT and received a B.A in theater arts at Heidelberg University, OH. In 1994 Anne and Jim settled in Saint Paul, where she joined the Ordway Theater as house manager. After a child-raising hiatus, she returned to a similar position until recently at Walker Place, Minneapolis, a community she considered her extended family. Anne expressed her deep gratitude for the extraordinary love and support of so many who rallied around her family in recent months. Also, special thanks to the staff at The Pillars Hospice Home. A celebration of Anne's life will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday Apr. 21 at GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to the Doctors Without Borders (US) charity at www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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