Shirley J. Ruffner, 75, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, of 155 Summer St., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday (Jan. 30, 2015) at the Bradford Manor.
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Born Aug. 8, 1939, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Louis E. and Burles Glady Valerius.
On April 26, 1958, in Bradford, she married Merle E. Ruffner, who survives.
Mrs. Ruffner attended Bradford High School. She was a stay-at-home mom and enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Foursquare Gospel Church. She also enjoyed going to the Seneca Allegany Casino, camping and attending yard sales.
In addition to her husband of 56 years, she is survived by two sons, Randy Ruffner and Ronald Ruffner, both of Bradford; eight grandchildren, Tristan Mackey, Hope Sherk, Alyssa Connolly, Randy Ruffner, Rhonda Moore, Heather Ruffner, Jennifer Ruffner and Jeana Ruffner; seven great-grandchildren, Garrett Moore, Lindsay Moore, Landon Ruffner, MacKenzee Ruffner, Owen Fries, Ezra Mackey, and Luca Connolly; three sisters, Gladys Miller, Nancy Teribery and Cathy Darrin, all of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Donald Valerius.
There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Foursquare Gospel Church, with the Rev. Janie McDonald, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
Arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2015