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June Fox Von Bargen Ruff, age 95 years of Montgomery, passed away February 23, 2013. June was the beloved wife of the late John Alvin Ruff for 65 years. She is dearly missed by her children Jennifer (Robert) Wilhelm, John (Holly) Ruff, and her daughter-in-law Beth (the late Eric) Ruff. She is also most lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren: Sarah (Art) Virgin, Laura (Craig) Spencer, Catherine (Ryan Donaldson) Ruff; Eric, Brian, Jenna, and Kadie Ruff; and Michael Wilhelm; and her four great-grandchildren: Koa and Cade Spencer, and Gwyneth and Elise Virgin. In addition to being a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, June was an accomplished artist. She was a long-time member of the Brushettes, a Montgomery-based painting group. Over the years, June displayed her paintings in numerous galleries and art shows, and was the winner of many awards for her work. Visitation will be Saturday, March 2, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, Jefferson Street, Reading. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation. Memorials may go to St. John United Church of Christ in Reading, which June faithfully attended for more than 90 years, or to Hospice of Cincinnati. Condolences to the family at www.strawserfuneralhome.com
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Feb. 28, 2013