Mary Jane Starnes Rutland passed away at her residence on September 7, 2019. She was a graduate of Marshall County High School and API, which later became Auburn University.

She was a 4th grade teacher in Guntersville until the mid-1980’s when she took over Rutland Oil Co,. after the death of her husband, Mike Rutland.

She is survived by sons, Robert Michael Rutland and Hardin Edward "Dit" Rutland (Julia); daughter, Susan Rutland Henderson (Steve); sisters, Martha Josephine Goss and Bessie Ellen (Lolly) Cole; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Michael Rutland Sr.

A memorial service was held September 10, 2019, at Guntersville First Presbyterian Church with Carr Funeral Home directing.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Shepherd’s Cove Hospice or Presbyterian Home of Children, Talladega, Al.

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