Betty M. Ruff

Betty M. Ruff, A.K.A. “Ruffles the Clown”

February 8, 1934 – January 24, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Jefferson and Amanda Gannon; brothers: George, Fred, Bud, Robert, Jack, Tom, and Eddie Gannon; one sister, Joann Mull; son-in-law, Bob Howerter.  Survived by husband of 65 years, Bob Ruff; daughters: Vicky Nelson (Don), Debbie Howerter, Kim Brown (Bob), and Rhonda Pattavina (Sam); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Rosalie Lora; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 28th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL:  Tuesday, January 29th at 10am at the West Center Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or American Legion Post #1.



  • Todd vandemark Posted January 26, 2019 12:13 pm

    Bob I am so sorry to hear of your loss . I will keep you and the girls in my prayers .

  • Becky Crabtree Posted January 26, 2019 8:13 pm

    Jack and I send our love, prayers, and hugs to you Uncle Bob, Vicky, Debbie, Kim and Rhonda and families.

  • Jeff and Cindy Crawford Posted January 27, 2019 8:18 pm

    Uncle Bob and girls and families, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there. Sending our hugs and love. Remembering all our fun times growing up together.

  • Cindy Crawford Posted January 28, 2019 9:18 pm

    I know it’s been a hard day. I’m sending hugs your way. You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I got the news. I know we are far away but we are with you. Aunt Betty’s picture was good to see in the obituary. I got a chuckle out of the part about Ruffles. She can still make us smile and laugh. I will be with you tomorrow. Know that you are all loved. God Bless you all!

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