Clara Jean Ruffcorn, 91, of Keokuk, passed away at Mississippi Valley Healthcare Center in Keokuk.
Clara was born on March 12, 1929, in Warsaw, Illinois, the daughter of Carl and Clara Jo (Schaffer) Rupp. She began school in Warsaw, Illinois, and later attended school in West Allis, Wisconsin. On December 14, 1946, she was united in marriage to Everett C. Ruffcorn at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on August 21, 2008. Clara was a lifelong resident of Warsaw and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw. She was employed at Shellor-Globe for forty years.
Clara is survived by two sons: Mark (Vickie) Ruffcorn of Keokuk and Doug (Melissa) Ruffcorn of Hamilton, Illinois; four grandchildren: John, Dakota, Eric and Savanna Ruffcorn; and two great-grandchildren: Clara Rose Ruffcorn and Carson Oliver Ruffcorn. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Clara is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and eight sisters.
A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk. For the safety of those attending, masks and social distancing are recommended.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Warsaw or Every Step Hospice.
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