Ruffner, Sylvia Kay

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,

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

2 replies on “Ruffner, Sylvia Kay”

R. Flynn says:

I am so sorry for your loss . Although your hearts are filled with pain and sorrow , my prayer is that you gain comfort and hope from God’s promise to reunite us with loved ones on the earth , never having to say goodbye again . For Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that his Father intended it to be . I have gained comfort and strength from this promise , may your family do the same .

Virginia Kulczak Sirgo says:

So sorry to learn of Kay’s passing. We lived in the same neighborhood as children and went tp the same church and high school. We always saw her at the class reunions and missed her this year. My sympathy to Ron and your family.

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