Louise Crutcher Rutledge

of Batesville, AR

February 2, 1937 - November 15, 2023

Louise Crutcher Rutledge, 86, of Batesville passed away November 15, 2023.

She was born February 2, 1937 in Cave City to Will ''W.D.'' Crutcher and Bertie Brewer Crutcher.

Louise met and married Bill Rutledge, her beloved husband of 36 years. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends and hosted many gatherings in their welcoming home. Louise was a dedicated educator throughout her life. After attending Arkansas College (now Lyon) she taught school in Walnut Ridge, Concord, Pleasant Plains and Batesville. She loved education and taught history and social studies for 35 years. Louise enjoyed staying informed and discussing local and world events. She loved her family, especially her grandkids and encouraged and supported each one to grow in their talents and careers.

Survivors include one daughter, Paula Rutledge of Maumelle; one sister, Pat Simmons of Batesville; four grandchildren, T'Ray Rutledge (Briana), Pepper Lee Rutledge Day (Paden), Rachel Newell, Laura Newell; two great grandchildren, Olen Philip Rutledge and Maverick Day and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Philip Rutledge; brothers, Ed Crutcher, Bill Crutcher, Bob Crutcher; sisters, Willene Self, Addie Fike, Annetta Kelly; half-brother, Dan Crutcher and half-sisters, Myrtle Burge and Irene Simpson.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th, 2023 at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Kyler Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lyon College Scholarship Fund, PO Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503-9907 or to a charity of your choice.

Service Information
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
510 E. College Ave.
Batesville,  AR 72501
11/27/2023 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Memorial Service
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel
510 E. College Ave
Batesville,  AR 72501
11/27/2023 at 2:00pm

Kyler Cemetery
Kyler Road
Batesville, AR 72501

Memorial Contributions
Lyon College Scholarship Fund
PO Box 2317
Batesville, AR 72501

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
510 College Avenue
Batesville, AR  72501