The Colonial Dames XVII Century Indian Trails Chapter held a grave marking and memorial in May for former Anthony Shaw Chaplain, Myrtle Marie Shaw Rutledge.
The memorial supported Ohio State Colonial Dames Society President Sharon Hendershot’s grave marking and historic site preservation project.
The chapter selected Mrs. Rutledge’s grave to mark due to her chaplain position of the former Anthony Shaw Chapter and her extensive involvement in the local community.
Mrs. Rutledge also was a direct descendant of Anthony Shaw.
A luncheon reception followed the grave marking and memorial service.
Committee members who organized the event included Kim Stackhouse, committee chairperson; Nancy Bernard, chapter president; Joyce Peters, founding chapter president; Karen McKenzie, treasurer; Frances Sharp, registrar; Alice Stewart, chaplain; and Mary Ann VanTress, member.
The event attendees included Mrs. Rutledge’s daughter, Esther Crownover and guest Eleanor Benedict; son Rodney (Gloria) Rutledge; grandson Lundy (Cheryl) Crownover; granddaughter Tami Lambros; great-grandson Dr. Brad Crownover; nephews Bob (Ruth) Curtis, Clifford (Patty) Curtis, Dick (Sue) Caplinger, Gene (Jan) Caplinger and Bill (Joyce) Caplinger; nieces Mary Ann (Charlie Beason) VanTress, Linda Walls and Ruth (Robert) Malyuk; and great-nieces Kim Stackhouse and Virginia Caplinger.
Also attending were Indian Trails Chapter President Nancy Bernard; Indian Trails Chapter Vice President Leslie Holmes; Indian Trails Chapter Secretary Susan Henry; Indian Trails Chapter Treasurer Karen McKenzie; and Indian Trails Chapter members Eva Botts, Linda Lee, Kay McIntire, Pat McKenzie, Martha Saylor, Alice (Dean) Stewart; and friends, Alice Pennewitt, Rick Kendall, Arthur (Sharon) Roberts, Gordon Shaw Roberts and Kenny Roberts.
Also attending were Ohio State Society President Sharon Hendershot, National Society Recording Secretary and Honorary Ohio State Society President Carolyn Hall Jones, Dr. Carrie Jones (Carolyn Jones’ daughter), National Society Public Relations Chairperson and Ohio State Society Parliamentarian Yvonne Hiteshue, Ohio State Society Chaplain Doris Gorgas, Ohio State Society Treasurer and Captain Francis Drake Chapter President Sandra Ballard; and Ohio State Society Museum Chairperson and Indian Trails Organizing Chapter President Joyce Peters.
Also attending were Ohio State Society Membership Chairperson and Indian Trails Chapter Registrar Frances Sharp, Ohio State Society National Defense Chairperson and Susanna Fuller White Chapter President Lynne Holcomb, Ralph Dayton Chapter President Patsy Gaines, and Susanna Fuller White Chapter member Susan Maxey.
The Indian Trails Chapter wishes to extend its appreciation to all who attended and made this a memorable event.