February 5, 1943 - June 10, 2016
Sylvia Kay Ruffner, age 73, of Plano, TX formally from Canton, OH, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016.
She was born February 5, 1943 to the late Wilbur and Ella Jane (Edie) Thomas. She was a retired Medical Assistant and worked in the medical field most of her life. Kay graduated from Lincoln High School, Canton, OH in 1961.
Kay is survived by her husband Ronald J Ruffner Sr, two daughters, Tammy (Brian) Neff, Chris (Brent) Trice, and one son Ronald J. Jr. (Todd) Ruffner-Schoenfeld, two special children, Penny and James Lautzenheiser, 1 foster daughter Tammy Lynn (Lunsford) Shaw, 6 grand-children and 5 great grand-children. She is also survived by 1 brother, Glenn A Thomas of Illinois and 1 sister, Janet L Richeson of Texas.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Collinwood Nursing and Rehab for their kind and compassionate care. In addition, we would like to say a special “Thanks” to Ada Emine, her afternoon aid, with whom she formed a special bond.
Kay’s body is scheduled to be cremated by the Aria Cremation Service with a special service to be with family and friends on August 7th at the Reed Funeral Home in Canton, OH. Burial will be in the St. Jacob Cemetery in No. Canton, OH.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you make a donation to Kay’s memorial page assisting the Alzheimer’s Research program. The link to her page is, http://act.alz.org/goto/Sylvia_Kay_Ruffner.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252