Jeanette C. Rudy, 83

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home for Mrs. Jeanette Cantrell Rudy, 83, of Donelson.

Longtime trustee and former chairman of the board of trust at Lebanon's Cumberland University, she died Aug. 13, 2011.

She founded Cumberland's Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and was a loyal supporter of the Bulldog baseball program.

In addition to her love of Cumberland University, Mrs. Rudy was active in many organizations and philanthropic activities as well as a noted outdoor enthusiast.

Services were conducted by Brother Robert Morgan. Interment follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Survivors include: sisters Geneva Barry, Margaret Smitherman, Louise C. Merryman as well as a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by parents Felix and Edna Cantrell; husband Daniel Cleese Rudy; brother Alton Cantrell. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Dan Rudy Cancer Center at St. Thomas Hospital or The Jeanette C Rudy School of Nursing at Cumberland University.
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Arrangements by Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, 429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, 37214 (615) 883-2361.