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Christine A. "Chris" Ruff

Christine A. "Chris" Ruff

Christine A. "Chris" Ruff, age 62, of 1703 Oak St., Quincy, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 5:12 p.m. in her home. She was born on June 26, 1953 in Quincy, a daughter of Patrick J. & Doris (Altmix) Ehrhardt. She married Robert M. "Bob" Ruff on July 10, 1970 in Palmyra, MO. He survives.

Chris was a 1970 graduate of Quincy High School. She worked for over sixteen years at Harris, now known as Gates Air.

She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Her family was most important to her, and she lived for her two grandsons. She loved to travel, and had most recently been to Boston and Yellowstone National Park.

In addition to her husband, Bob, she is survived by: her mom, Doris Buss of Quincy; her children, Robin (Christopher Thomas) Ruff of Monument, CO, Jason (Tanya Blickhan) Ruff of Quincy, and Michelle Bridgman and her husband Steve of Quincy; two grandsons, Elliott Ruff & Cole Bridgman; siblings, Michael "Mike" Ehrhardt of Quincy, Mark (Denise) Ehrhardt of Barry, IL, Cindy Ehrhardt of Quincy, and Carrie Ehrhardt of Port Townsend, WA; and a sister-in-law, Jana (Jim) Wagner of Quincy. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father, her step father, Ray Buss and a cousin, Mary Mizera.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children's Hospital or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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From:
Tim and Donna Lenane
Quincy, IL
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Bob and family, we are so sorry to hear about Chris. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Melody and Gaines
Colorado Springs, CO
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We are so very sad to hear of your loss. We send prayers and hugs your way!! With love, M & G
From:
Susan
Angola, NY
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Dear Bob, Robin and family, Please accept my condolence and prayers at this time. I wish there were something I could say or do to make this time easier. You are in my thoughts, prayers and heart may that help a little. Take care of yourselves.
From:
Debbie Holland
Hannibal, MO
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Cindy, Doris and family-So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Peggy Morrison Litt
Quincy, IL
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My condolences to all of you. I remember how devoted she and Bob were even in high school. May your loving memories of her bring you peace.
From:
Tammy Bruns
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Michelle, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. It is never easy. If you need anything please call me.