Mary A. Ruffner

Mary A. Ruffner

Passed: October 20, 2023
Charleston, WV

Mary A. Ruffner

Passed: October 20, 2023
Charleston, WV


Mary A. Ruffner passed away Friday, October 20, 2023, following an extended illness.

She was born in Charleston, WV, on August 21, 1948, to the late Bernard and Valerie Ruffner.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her three sisters and one brother-in-law, Catherine (Harry B. “Moke”) Wagner, Joann Ruffner and Elizabeth Ruffner.

Mary is survived by her brothers, William and wife Marie of California, and Robert and wife Diane of New Jersey. Although Mary did not have any biological nephews, she claimed special friends Bryan Luzader and Bob Wines of Charleston as her own.

Mary worked for The Diamond Department Store until they closed and then became a buyer for Stone & Thomas until they closed their store in Charleston. Mary then went to work for BB&T Bank and retired after 15 years of service.

To honor Mary’s wishes, she will be cremated and interred beside her family at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery. There will be a private committal service with family and special friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in memory of Mary to Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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3 responses to Mary A. Ruffner

  1. Mary was always a bright light in our extended family. Her upbeat outlook was a joy to us. Our condolences to her remaining family.

  2. So very sorry to read about Mary. Condolences to a family I have know all my life. Her brother, Bill, is my oldest friend. Mary was a lovely young woman.

  3. Cathy Pierce says:

    Even though I knew Mary a short time, she was such a blessing. Her smile lit up a room. Such a wonderful woman.

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