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(December 1, 1877 - May 2, 1933)
The Lusk Herald
May 4, 1933
MRS. CHRIST RUFFING PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Funeral of Wife of Former Commissioner to Be Held Friday A. M. From St. Leo's
Mrs. Gertrude Marking Ruffing, 55 years old, resident of this community for the past 34 years, and husband of Former County Commissioner Christ Ruffing, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bob Himes, in Lusk, Tuesday evening, at about 7:30. The immediate cause of death was a blood clot which clogged up an area of the brain, giving a condition not unlike a stroke of apoplexy.
Mrs. Ruffing's condition has remained practically hopeless for many months and her passing relieved further suffering from her affliction.
Every effort possible was made to save her life. She was taken away for treatment, but to no avail.
Funeral services will be held at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Friday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Midwest Mortuary, and interment will be made in the Lusk Cemetery.
Gertrude Marking Ruffing was born at West Point, Nebraska, December 1, 1877, and died at Lusk, Wyoming, May 2, 1933, at the age of 55 years, 5 months and 1 day. She grew to young womanhood at her Nebraska home, and on August 7, 1899, was united in marriage with Christ Ruffing. On the day following the wedding the happy couple moved to the Lusk community, which has been their home for the past 34 years.
To this union nine children were born: Luella, Henry, Jennings, Albert and Thelma who live in Lusk or at the ranch home; Mrs. Monica Erny, of Alliance, Neb.; Beatrice Avenell, Edgemont, S. D.; Edward, of Wheatland, Wyo., and Robert, who is stationed with the U. S. Navy at New London, Conn.
There also remain her husband, Mr. Christ Ruffing of Lusk, and four brothers, Joseph Marking, Sand Point, Idaho; John Marking, Harrison, Neb.; William Marking, Edgemont, S. D., and Louie Marking of Denver, Colo., and four sisters, Christina Mecham of Crawford, Neb.; Anna Wasserburger, Orella, Neb., and Agnes Andrews of Harrison, Neb., to mourn her passing.
All children, with the exception of Robert, and all brothers and sisters, except Joesph, Louie and Mrs. Mecham, who is seriously ill at Crawford will attend the funeral.
The pallbearers will be Hans Meng, Ira Thomas, Jacob Wahl, Ed Arnold, Claris David and Edw. Pfister.
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