Ava J. Rutherford, 71, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois died at Nature Trail Nursing home in Mt. Vernon, Il. at 8:31AM on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. She was a retired Oil Field worker. She was born in Johnsonville, Illinois to Ogie and Daisy (Desch) Rutherford on May 2, 1948. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:00AM at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City. Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the time of service on Friday. Burial will follow in Thomason Cemetery..