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Orene Onalee Wright Rutherford
Birth: Jul. 19, 1921
Bell County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1985
Pine Bluff
Jefferson County
Arkansas, USA

Orene attended grade school in the coal camp of Insull, Harlan County, KY and then graduated from Blackstar High School, Alva, Harlan County, KY in 1940. She attended one-quarter of college at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Claiborne County, TN prior to her marriage to Robert in March 1941. Robert and Orene moved to Caryville, Campbell Country, TN after the marriage and Robert worked at Sun Mountain Coal Company upon Sun Mountain above Caryville where their two oldest children, Jerald and Bradley, were born.

In the early 1960s she graduated from the Pineville School of Practical Nursing (LPN) and passed the KY state boards with the highest score (812) ever recorded at that time. In 1971 she entered an 18 month program at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital and became a Registered Nurse (RN), passing national boards with extremely high marks.

She worked from sun up to sun down raising her children, taking care of the house and finances, raising and canning from the garden for over 35 years, and providing care to patients who were in need of solace and comforting.

Heaven gained a new and bright star upon her passing.

Children not below: Jerald Wesley Rutherford and Jeffrey Brent Rutherford.
Family links: 
  David Lawrence Wright (1903 - 1957)
  Ethel Stewart Lovett (1903 - 1988)
  Robert Charles Rutherford (1913 - 1995)*
  Bruce Douglas Rutherford*
  Bradley Morris Rutherford (1945 - 1992)*
  Orene Onalee Wright Rutherford (1921 - 1985)
  John Afton Wright (1922 - 1923)*
  Anna Kathleen Wright Saylor (1924 - 1971)*
  Lela Winfred Wright Prewitt (1926 - 2015)*
  Inez Wright Jackson (1928 - 2000)*
  Sarah Ethel Wright Buell (1930 - 2005)*
  David Lawrence Wright (1932 - 2011)*
  Wilma Sue Wright Daniels (1935 - ____)*
  Mavis Michelene Wright Miracle (1937 - ____)*
  Wayne Edwin Wright (1938 - 1938)*
  Jerry Clayton Wright (1939 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Resthaven Cemetery
Harlan County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: St. Joseph, Lot 37C, Space 1
Created by: B. D. Rutherford
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101955938
Orene Onalee <i>Wright</i> Rutherford
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Orene Onalee <i>Wright</i> Rutherford
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Orene Onalee <i>Wright</i> Rutherford
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Thinking of you this day. All my love.
- B. D. Rutherford
 Added: Sep. 14, 2017
Love the Buell FAMILY
- Anne Hoskins
 Added: Jul. 31, 2017
You will always have a special place in my heart
- Judy Rutgerford Cornett
 Added: Jun. 19, 2017
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