EVELYN WAVA RUFF died April 14, 2012 at Sweetlife of Rosehill, Shawnee, KS at the age of 95. She was born on December 15, 1916 in Belleville, WI the daughter of Elmer Cate and Mable Oliver.
Wava was raised in Belleville, Wisconsin and graduated from Belleville High School. She graduated form Methodist Hospital Schol of Nursing in Madison, WI. Wava married Dr. Carl Ruff on August 20, 1941. During WWII, she worked at Cook County General Hospital in Chicago while Carl was overseas. They moved to Clay Center in 1946. Carl and Wava were instrumental in the development and growth of Hutchinson Manufacturing. Carl preceded her in death on March 18, 1994. Wava was a member of the United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, Nathan Edson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Library Club, Garden Club and PTA. She is also preceded in death by a Son, Evan, 1 brother, LaVern Cate and 1 sister, Wanda Lemons.
Son: Paul and wife Jo Ruff, Springfield, MO
Daughter: Joan Ruff and husband Dennis Wilbert, Mission Woods, KS
Daughter: Ellen and husband Steve Resnick, Nashville, TN
Daughter-In-Law: Linda Ruff, Topeka, KS
Grandchildren: 7 Grand and 9 Great-grand
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center, Kansas.
Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Myers.
Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas.
Visitation will be held on 3-8 PM Friday at the funeral home, the family will greet friends from 4-6 PM.
Memorials can be made to United Methodist Church c/o the funeral home