Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mary M. (Ruffer) Bauerle (1946 - 2008)

Roper and Sons: Obituaries

Mary M. Bauerle

Lincoln, died Saturday (03/29/08). Born May 4, 1946 to Lawrence and Florence (Newcomer) Ruffer at Saginaw, Mich. Mary worked in Public Relations for Martin Luther Homes. Member: Southwood Lutheran Church. Active in the following church ministries: Director of Children's Choir and member of Adult Choir. She helped start the church's Stephen Ministry; taught Adult Sunday School; and worked with Parish Education.

Visitation: From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday (04/01/08) at the funeral home.

Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday (04/02/08), at Southwood Lutheran Church, 9300 S. 40th St., Lincoln, with Pastors Greg Olson, Sara Spohr, and Michael Ryan officiating.

 Family Gathering: Family will greet friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home; and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Cemetery: N/A

Memorials: Southwood Lutheran Church.

 Survived by: husband, Robert A. "Bob"; sons and daughters-in-law, Dane and Trish, San Antonio, Texas; Jon and Deana, Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Hannah and Addison; sisters, Nancy Ries, Archibald, Ohio; Anne Lehman, White Fish Bay, Wis.; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Marilyn Ruffer, Zionsville, Ind.; Herb and Sherry Ruffer, San Padre, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents.

Mary was my first cousin.  I remember her as vibrant and energetic.  I remember our going as a family to a church in Archbold, Ohio to attend Mary and Bob's wedding.  There was also the time when Mary, my siblings and myself went to the movie theater in Archbold and watche To Kill a Mockingbird; a movie I will ever forget. 

It was hard to read the reports of the progression of the illness that ended up taking her from this world.  

RIP my dear cousin...

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