Nancy Ann Rutledge Kees
Nancy Ann Rutledge Kees, 88, of Oak Hill, WV, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Oak Hill Place.
Born September 20, 1931, in Cedar Grove, WV, she was the daughter of the late Paul Vernon and Agnes Scott Burke Rutledge.
Ann grew up in Cedar Grove as well as Big Mountain, WV, and was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Louise Rutledge, in 1939 and her husband, Robert A. (Corky) Kees, in 2014 as well as her parents.
She married her husband on December 19, 1948, in Glasgow, WV, and enjoyed 65 years of marriage before his passing. The couple lived in North Carolina, Kentucky and Michigan before settling in Oak Hill in 1958.
She was a longtime member of the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle where she served as the church pianist for more than 45 years. In later years she became a member of the Salem Road Freewill Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health would no longer allow. Her heart's desire was to serve the Lord faithfully and be a Godly wife, mother and grandmother.
After her youngest son started school, Ann joined the work force working at White Oak Drug, Link's Jewelry and Corder's Jewellery for many years.
Survivors include her children, Robert P. Kees and wife, Barbara, of Cross Lanes, WV, Pastor Michael W. Kees and wife Kathy and Timothy S. Kees, of Oak Hill.
In addition she is survived by her 10 grandchildren, Kim (Robert) Spradling and Mandy Kees-Lacy, of Charleston, WV, Mary Beth (Matt Mullins) Kees of Huntington, WV, Simeon (Sydnee) Kees of Miami, OK, Adrienne Kees, Andy (Amber) Kees, J.T. Kees, Caleb (Courtney) Kees, Eli (Kaytlin Wilson) Kees and
Olivia Kees, all of Oak Hill. Also surviving are her 8 Great Grandchildren, Lindee, Wyatt and Shelby Lacy of Charleston, and Rylee Beth Colon, Kendrick Kees, Saraj Moore, Kamren Kees and Xander Kees, all of Oak Hill. She is also survived by her brother, James P. Rutledge and his wife, Jody, of Minneapolis, MN, and her sister-in-law, and life-long best friend, Reba Kees of Plymouth, MI.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at the Salem Road Freewill Baptist with Pastor Mike Kees officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill. Visitation will be Monday, October 14, 2019, at the Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill and at the church one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Andy Kees, J.T. Kees, Simeon Kees, Eli Kees, Wyatt Lacy and Dwayne Adkins will serve as pallbearers. The Family would like to give special thanks to the staffs of Oak Hill Place and Hospice for their loving and tender care.
Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.
Published on October 12, 2019


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