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Lois Jean Ruffner

May 24, 1934 — August 10, 2022

Lois Jean (Little) Ruffner, 88, passed away on August 10, 2022, in the presence of her family. Lois was born on May 24, 1934, in Youngstown the daughter of Warren and Emma James Little. On October 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Charles J. Ruffner, Jr. with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. A 1951 graduate of Fitch High School, Lois was employed as a sales representative with Avon for 36 years, retiring in 2012. She also worked as a Precinct 14 poll worker for over 40 years. A woman of faith she was an active member of Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church where she participated in Kings Kids, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday school. Lois and members of her church prepared and delivered monthly meals to the rescue mission. Lois and her husband were able to travel together to Belgium on a church mission trip. Lois was active in the Child Conservation League encouraging children to make healthy choices. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of knitting, baking, and gardening. Her happiest moments were spent as a proud homemaker devoted to her family as Mom, Grandma, Grammy, and Gigi. She will be missed by her children Charles J. “Chip” (Lucy) Ruffner III, Vicki (Joseph) Conley, Brad (Cheryl) Ruffner and Stephen Ruffner, grandchildren Julie (Dennis) Hager, Amy (Steve) Szopo, Nadine (Dominic) Bowell, Daniel (Heather) Conley, Rebecca (Eric Sheffield) Ruffner, Christopher Ruffner and Benjamin Conley as well as nine great grandchildren, Devon, Sadie, Max, Cooper, Gavin, Owen, Cami, Ella, Avery and Emmalyn, her sister Shirley Parker, niece Sandra Pope and many nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation will be held on Monday August 15, 2022, from 10:00 -11:00 AM at Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM with burial at Brunstetter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hope For Renewal, 2906 Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44511. Lois’s family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Hospice of the Valley for the excellent care and compassion given to Lois.To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuenralhomes.com


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Monday, August 15, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church

2432 South Raccoon Road, Youngstown, OH 44515

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Monday, August 15, 2022

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Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church

2432 South Raccoon Road, Youngstown, OH 44515

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