Marva Arnita Rutland

September 26, 1947 - December 12, 2020

Life Sketch of Marva Arnita Rutland

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

“A time  to be born”

    Marva Arnita Groom Rutland, the daughter of Marvin Lewis and Arnita Groom; was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, on September 26, 1947.

“A time for every purpose under the Heavens”

   Marva Rutland earned her high school diploma from Campbell Street High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. She then went on to earn her licensed nursing degree from Orange County Technical Institute in Orlando, Florida. Marva diligently served in the capacity of a nursing professional in many geriatric nursing facilities throughout her adult life. At her death she worked at the Utah Veterans Nursing Home in Salt Lake City. She was a faithful member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She faithfully served in the Mission Society. She was a member of the Red Hats Chapter in Ogden, Utah.

“A time to love”

   Marva Rutland was blessed with many loving family and friends. She was married to Lee Artis Rutland (Deceased). From this union two children were born; Andrea Rutland of Atlanta, GA and Lee Marvin Rutland (Quiana) of Orlando, FL. She had one loving granddaughter, Imani Pittman. Marva was loved dearly by her siblings; Terrance (Betty) Groom of Daytona Beach, Florida. Karen Groom Killinger of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark (Tracey) Groom of Sacramento, California; Adriana Groom of Syracuse, New York. Devoted nieces and nephews and a large close knit family that she cherished. The Sloan-King family members and her loving friend Clarence Davis.

“A time to die”

   Marva Rutland passed away December 12, 2020 due to complications from Cancer. Preceded in death by her parents; Marvin and Arnita Groom, sister; Velma Hands. Guardians John and Cherry Woodard. 

   A viewing for Marva will be on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. To ensure compliance with current social distancing guidelines, we kindly ask that you call the funeral parlor at (801) 474-9119 to make a reservation between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday. The courtesy of wearing a mask is required. There will be a private family funeral service held in her honor.