Service for Lona Vaden Boatwright Ruffin 97, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Lona Vaden Boatwright Ruffin passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 in Cleburne. She was born January 9, 1922 in Roanoke Virginia to Stanley and Carrie Oakes Boatwright. Lona was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother. She taught school for 50 years and was a very active member of Field Street Baptist Church taking two mission trips to Australia and Estonia.
Lona is survived by her daughter, Betsy Ruffin; sons, David Ruffin and wife Sarah, William “Bill” Ruffin, Jr.; grandchildren Carrie Bauers, Aliston Ruffin, Andrew Ruffin and wife Megan, Marc Ruffin, Mary Rossi and husband Steven, Scott Wafer and wife Brandy,; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter in law Kathy Ruffin and grandson Bran Ruffin.