Nancy Louise Ruff

Obituary

Nancy Louise Ruff, 80, of Cumberland, and formerly of Oakland, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Allegany Health & Rehab Center, Cumberland.

Born February 8, 1937, in Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late Duke & Elizabeth (Moses) Crawford and was raised by her grandparents, the late Jake & Charlotte Moses. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emma Ruff and one brother, Joseph Moses.

Mrs. Ruff was a licensed practical nurse having worked at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville (FL) Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Hopemont Hospital, Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home and Mountain Glade Adult Day Care Center. She was a 1955 graduate of Valley High School, Lonaconing and South Baltimore General Hospital Nursing School.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, John F. Ruff; two sons, John F. Ruff, IV and wife, Lori, Fort Ashby, WV; Michael Ruff and wife, Nancy, Grantsville; two daughters, Tammy Ruff, Hagerstown; Brenda Clark and husband, Joe, Beaver, PA; one brother, Randy Robinette, Florida; one sister, Elizabeth Ann Pelkey, Maine; nine grandchildren, Sara & Kylah Ruff, Adam & Ryan Clark, Alexander, Nickolas, Allison, Anthony & Caitlin Ruff; one step grandson, Michael Resh and six great grandchildren, Silas, Caroline, Adalie, Talan, Rylin & Raelynn.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD; on Tuesday 2-5 pm. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Wally Weeks officiating. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers, her grandsons, will be Michael Resh, Alex Ruff, Nickolas Ruff, Adam Clark, Ryan Clark & Anthony Ruff.

Special thanks is extended to the staff of Allegany Health & Rehab for their wonderful care.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of America.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.

 


  Visitation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 2-5 pm

1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD, 21550

Funeral Services will be held in the Newman Funeral Home chapel on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 1:00 pm

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judith newman stark

TO THE FAMILY WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF NANCY'S PASSING. I HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF HER COMING OUT ON THE PORCH AT GRANDMOMS AND CALLING MY NAME . JUDY STARK NEWMAN AND FAMILY.

 Posted March 22, 2017 - 11:58am
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Bobbi Jean Mihailovich

John and family: I have been praying for your Mom and your family and will continue to keep you in my prayers. It's one of the most difficult things in life to lose your mom or dad, but knowing they are with God and you will be reunited with them is a great comfort. Remember all the wonderful times you had together and lean on the Lord--He will sustain you and give you peace.

 Posted March 22, 2017 - 8:32am
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Richard Stark

My sister Susan notified me of cousin Nancy's passing. I remember her well from my early childhood. Unfortunately, I settled in California and only saw her once after leaving home. She was a wonderful person. The world is diminished by her passing. Condolences to John and the family from her cousin Richard and wife Susan.

 Posted March 21, 2017 - 12:22pm
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Cynthia Jackson Jones

Tammy,
I give you my Love, for the passing of your mother. I give you my strength, to let her go so she will not Indore any more pain. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Please rejoice the home coming, for she is with our savior. May God bless you and your family. Always, Cindy

 Posted March 21, 2017 - 7:53am
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Cynthia Jackson Jones

Tammy,
I give you my Love to comfort you in the passing of your mother. I give you my strength to let her go so she will not Indore pain any more. You and your family are in my prayers. May God confront you and your family. Always, Cindy Jackson-Jones

 Posted March 21, 2017 - 7:46am
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Marlene Pell

Brenda,
Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marlene Pell

 Posted March 21, 2017 - 7:26am
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Cynthia Simpson

Nancy always had a smile and a kind word. So sorry for this loss of your Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend.

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 11:45am
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Sharon Moses

I am so sorry. Nancy was and always be a very special lady. She made me feel so welcome to the family, I wish I could be there to say goodbye until we meet on the other side, I know what a big loss it is for the family. Please know she is with Joe and Mom and is happy.

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 11:34am
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Annis Colaw

So very sorry John for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympahy.

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 11:29am
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Renee Burton

Brenda,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for your great loss.
Love,
Renee Burton and Family

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:38am
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Renee Burton

Brenda and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.
Love the Burtons

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:37am
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Miriam Casilli

Brenda and Family, my deepest condolences for you and your loved ones.

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:30am
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Kimberly L Lango

Tammy, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. May she rest in peace.

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 7:41am
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FAITH STEELE

I remember meeting your Mom, Brenda, when you took me to Oakland some 30 years ago. She was a lovely, kind lady and I am glad I got to meet her. I am so sorry for your loss. Faith ~

 Posted March 19, 2017 - 2:19pm
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Tiffany Fratz

Dear Family,

Nancy was one of the kindest people I know. I worked with her while she was employed at the Adult Day Care. She was a great person and will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy. Love and Prayers to the family.

 Posted March 19, 2017 - 7:50am
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Gladys "Button" Merritt

Thoughts & prayers for you all at this tine .I'm so sorry for your loss

 Posted March 18, 2017 - 10:29pm
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Jarlath Fitzwater-Hight

So sorry John. I always enjoyed working with Nancy. I am in Florida and will be unable to attend the funeral. Know that I am thinking of you.

 Posted March 18, 2017 - 9:37pm
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Pam Glotfelty

So sorry for the loss of Nancy really nice lady. Loved working with her at Mt Glade

 Posted March 18, 2017 - 8:20pm

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