A funeral service, celebrating the life of Alta L. Rardain, 101, of Columbus, formerly of Granville, was held July 6, 2011, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor M. Stephen Merold as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery.
Alta died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Columbus, following a brief illness. She was born in Linnville, the daughter of the late Homer and Mary (Gutridge) Gutridge.
A lifelong homemaker and farm wife; she was a 1929 graduate of the Union High School, and a member of the Outville Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her loving family: Franklin (Carole) Rardain of Heath, Louise (Kenneth) Young of Columbus, Kenneth Rardain of Thornville; several grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth C. Rardain in June 1985; her two brothers, Arthur and Lawrence Gutridge; her half-brother, Andrew Gutridge; and her two sisters, Vada Gutridge and Leona Gutridge Herendeen.
An on-line guest register is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com Memorials may be directed to the Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd, Columbus, 43215 or the Outville Presbyterian Church.
Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Rardain family.