Ginger M. Stainbrook Rutter, 66, of Zanesville, passed away May 2nd at her home, following a brief illness. She was born March 23, 1946, daughter of the late A. Richard and Margaret (Collins) Stainbrook. A lifelong resident of Zanesville, Ginger was a 1964 graduate of Zanesville High School and a graduate of Ohio University. She was retired from Rolling Hills Local School District where she taught elementary art for 30 years. She also worked for the Zanesville Times Recorder as a reporter and photographer and was a member of IATSE local 12 in Columbus, where she worked as a stagehand. She had been active in Zanesville Community Theatre and was a founding member of Zane Trace Players. She was active in producing Zanesville Concert Association shows until 2010.
Ginger was Past President and a life member of American Legion Post 29 Auxiliary. She was also Past President of District 11 (Ohio) American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Daughters of 1812, Colonial Dames, Eagles #302 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 1058 Ladies Auxiliary, where she was a life member.
Ginger is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul W. Rutter, whom she married September 25, 1971. She is also survived by two uncles, William Smitley and Cecil Collins, and by cousins, John Smitley, Marianne Lackey, Myra Warne and Rexford Lyon. She is also survived by special friends David and Terry Claypool and by beloved pets, Isabella, Sam and Corky.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Stainbrook, and an aunt, Carol Smitley.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Entombment will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Calling hours will be observed at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012 and one hour before services on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice-Morrison House, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017.
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