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Clifford "CJ" Irwin Rutherford II

March 10, 1988 — August 30, 2023

Clifford “CJ” Irwin Rutherford II,  age 35 of Nixa, died August 30, 2023. He was born March 10, 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Clifford Irwin and Ellen (McKee) Rutherford.

CJ graduated from Grandview High School in 2006. After high school he received his associates degree. He worked in maintenance for Nixa Schools. He enjoyed sports shooting, K.C. Royals, K.C. Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, and playing video games with his friends. He was a loving “cat dad” to Panther and Salem.

Survivors include: his wife Jennifer Rutherford of Nixa; his father, Clifford and wife Bonita Rutherford of Grain Valley; his in-laws, Tammy Humphrey and husband Joe of Nixa; Paul Fletcher of Sedalia; brother in law Jeremy Fletcher and wife Erica of Lebanon; stepsisters, Michelle Williams and husband David of Grain Valley and Denise McGraw of Grain Valley; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

CJ was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen; and his brother, Thomas Wayne Rutherford.

A Celebration of Life funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Immediately before the funeral at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Longview Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Nixa Schools school lunch funding program. Please put "In Memory of Cliff" in the notes or memo of check written to Nixa School District.  

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Donation-to-Nixa-Public-Schools-/Sc4ckPi

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Adams Funeral Home - Nixa

109 N Truman Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm

Adams Funeral Home - Nixa

109 N Truman Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm

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