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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Obituary: Viola E. Ruffcorn, 88, of Nebraska City

  • Viola E. Ruffcorn, 88, of Nebraska City died Sept. 5, 2012 at Morton House in Nebraska City. She was born on July 5, 1924 at Blencoe, Iowa, to Earl Lewis and Flora (Love) Jones. She married Harold Eugene Ruffcorn on March 15, 1941 in Omaha.
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  • Viola E. Ruffcorn, 88, of Nebraska City died Sept. 5, 2012 at Morton House in Nebraska City. She was born on July 5, 1924 at Blencoe, Iowa, to Earl Lewis and Flora (Love) Jones. She married Harold Eugene Ruffcorn on March 15, 1941 in Omaha.
    Viola was a devoted farm wife and mother. She worked for several years at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course in Wilmington, N.C., and later at Nebraska City Upholstery and Design. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Nebraska City, the Red Cross Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
    She enjoyed playing cards and various games with her family and friends and needlework.
    She is survived by son Jim Ruffcorn and wife Diane of Little Sioux, Iowa, and daughter Nancy Ruffcorn and husband Paul Ballinger of Hamburg, Iowa; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Kristi Ruffcorn of Blencoe, Iowa; brother Lewis Jones of Storm Lake, Iowa, and other family and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Ruffcorn, in 2003; son Larry E. Ruffcorn in 2003 and his wife, Barb, in 1996; brother Elmo Jones and grandson Jason Ruffcorn.
    Funeral services were Sept. 10  at Christ Lutheran Church in Nebraska City with Rev. John Cotton officiating.
    A memorial service was Sept. 11, at the Rush Family Funeral Home in Onawa, Iowa. Private family committal services followed at the Little Sioux Cemetery in Little Sioux, Iowa.
    Memorials are suggested to the Christ Lutheran Church in Nebraska City.
    Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City and Rush Family Care Services in Onawa were in charge of arrangements.
    Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.

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