Helen Josephine Ruffcorn

August 10, 1930 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 88)

Helen Josephine Ruffcorn, 88, of Loraine passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Helen was born on August 10, 1930 in Stillwell to the late Ray and Nellie (Prather) Neill. She married Lester Ruffcorn on October 21, 1947 in Sutter. Lester passed away on January 24, 1983.

Helen had attended the Sutter Salem Bible Baptist Church and later the United Methodist Church of Loraine. She retired from North Adams Home in Mendon after 30 years. She loved going to church and bible studies and was a part of the Walk to Emmaus family. She loved to garden working on arts and crafts and going places.

Surviving are; one daughter, Joyce (Damon J.) Whitaker of Loraine; two grandchildren, Shon (Katie) Williams of Loraine, Damon M. (Ambria Jones) of Loraine; seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alexis, Alana, Harley, Braylee, Brendon; one sister, Elaine Mathewson of Carthage and nieces and nephews, Marcia, Rodney, Randy, Robbie, Cheryl (Robert) and Sheri (Buddy).

She was preceded in death by; one daughter, Sue Ellen Ruffcorn and one sister, Wilda Mae Steinkuhler.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in the United Methodist Church of Loraine with Reverend’s Connie Jenkins and Sheri Renner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the West Point Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services on Thursday in the church. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the United Methodist Church of Loraine or the North Adams Home. You may leave condolences or share memories of Helen at

Donations may be made to:

Loraine Methodist Church
Loraine IL 62349

North Adams Home

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