|Emmerson F. Ruff, 83, of Avon, IL passed away surrounded by his wife and his children on Sunday September 9, 2012, 1:00 am, at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL. He was born on January 20, 1929, in Abingdon, IL the son of Willis and Mary Sue Caplinger Ruff. He married LaWanda Lundberg on March 20, 1949 at the Methodist Church in Knoxville, IL.
He is survived by his wife LaWanda of Avon, IL; five children Michael (Joyce) Ruff of Pontiac, IL, Dennis (Cathy) Ruff Avon, IL, Bruce (Tami) Ruff of Avon, IL, Mary Ann (Jeff) Jones of Naperville, IL, and Robert (Linda) Ruff of Downers Grove, IL; 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; two brothers Willis C. Ruff of Sumner, IA, and Ted Ruff of Avon, IL, and one sister JoAnn Wozniak of Peoria, IL; dogs Blue, Ruffy, Ginger, and Babe. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 granddaughter (Maranda Jones).
He graduated Avon High School in 1946. He farmed near Avon his whole life. He worked at Dohrns Trucking in Galesburg, IL, and the Abingdon Rock Quarry for a short time. He was a member of the Avon Federated Church, and the Avon Lions Club. He loved his family and having them around and especially loved his grandchildren. He was a devoted democrat.
Funeral service will be Thursday September 13, 2012, 10:00 am at the Avon Federated Church. Family will receive friends on Wednesday September 12, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 om at the Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Nursing Home, Avon Federated Church, and or the Avon Grade School. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL is in charge of the arrangements.