2017-09-06 / Obituaries

Rita L. Lutman


Rita Lea Lutman, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died August 28, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born April 14, 1936 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Garrison and Lillie Pauline Culp Rankin.

She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.

She was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

She had worked for Bowman’s Retail Store and London Fog Manufacturing.

She liked taking walks, short car rides and playing cards.

She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Byrne and Tina Harvey, both of Berkeley Springs; one sister, LeEsta Koontz, Berkeley Springs; five grandchildren, Kristy Divelbliss, Martinsburg, W.Va., Marti Harvey, Winchester, Martin Harvey, Needmore, Pa., Zack Byrne and Sam Byrne, both of Berkeley Springs; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Wayne Lutman on February 3, 1999; three brothers, Carl Rankin, Vernon Rankin and James Starliper.

Services were held Thursday, August 31. Van Sprague Minister officiated. Burial was in Spohrs Crossroads.

Arrangements by Hunter- Anderson Funeral Home, 36 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs.

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