Mary C. Ruff PDF Print E-mail

Mary Counts Ruff, 92, of Pomaria, widow of Marion Leo Ruff, died Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at her residence.

Born on August 17, 1928, in Little Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Ruth Riddle Counts. She was retired from the USDA and was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Mrs. Ruff had been an active member of her church where she was a member of WELCA, the Golden Agers, a former church councilman and had been the secretary of the Sunday School for many years. She was also a former of member of the Newberry Road Runners.

She is survived by a son, Randy Ruff of Pomaria; a daughter, Sandy Ruff of Chapin; brothers, Bobby (Betty) Counts and Donald (Eloise) Counts both of Little Mountain and grandchildren, Joshua Ruff, Haley (Chad) Oates and Derek (Allison) Ruff. Mrs. Ruff was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Marianne Ruff and a brother, Carroll Counts.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 17, 2021, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church by the Rev. Steve Jackson and the Rev. Steven Counts. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 170, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Ruff, Marty Ruff, Chris Ruff, Brian Blanchard, Kevin Counts and Keith Counts.

The family would like to extend special thanks to her caregivers, Eva Curry, Ida Chapman, and Comfort Care Hospice that includes especially Lisa Foxworth.

Everyone is reminded of COVID 19 social distancing requirements and masks are encouraged.



#15 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-04-17 07:08
It is with sorrow that we send our sympathies to your family on the passing of Mrs. Mary. She was an iconic person, who was always kind to me. Our family sends our condolences and offers our prayers. May the memories of a long life, well lived serve to fill the gaps left in your hearts and minds while she is in Heaven awaiting for the reunion. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#14 Don Fisher 2021-04-17 06:31
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and family.
#13 Debbie Cromer 2021-04-16 10:10
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead. Sending hugs and prayers.
#12 Jake and Linda Frick 2021-04-16 08:42
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
#11 Phyllis B Jolley 2021-04-16 08:15
Sandy, Randy & family - So sorry to hear about your Mom, Ms. Mary. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile and that she & my Mom went to Little Mountain school together. May God, family & friends provide strength and comfort during this difficult time. Keeping you in prayer; God bless.
#10 Jimmy & Donna Berley 2021-04-15 20:56
Sandy and Randy - we were saddened to hear the news about your sweet Mom. The community lost a loving, sweet soul and we will be lifting prayers for the family.
#9 Jo Ann W. Shealy 2021-04-15 10:01
So sorry to hear of the loss of Mary. Enjoyed our talks on phone. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
#8 Eugene Burrus 2021-04-15 08:56
Randy and Sandy,
please know that you and yours will be lifted up in the coming days. May all of you have a sense of God's love for you.
#7 Lanel C. Crawford 2021-04-15 08:48
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
Lanel Counts Crawford
#6 Marcia Ringer 2021-04-15 07:50
Sandy, Randy, and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Your mother and my father worked together at the ASCS office in Newberry. She was such a sweet and kind person. Thinking of you with love and prayers!
Marcia Ringer
#5 Teres Frick-Portwood 2021-04-15 05:32
Sandy,Randy,and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I have great memories of your mom and dad.You are in my thoughts and prayers.Bless you for seeing her through.Take care
#4 Edith Hawkins 2021-04-14 15:06
Sandy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.
#3 Harriett Rucker 2021-04-14 13:46
Randy and Family, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know how much you loved your mom. It is never easy to let them go but know she is with our Lord and will be well again. May your wonderful memories and the grace and peace of our Heavenly Father give you peace at this sad time.
Sending our love and hugs, Harriett and John Rucker
#2 Deb Partain Turner 2021-04-14 13:39
I am so sorry for your loss. I know Mary and my mom are having a great reunion in Heaven. (My mom was Janie Partain).
#1 Harriett Riddle 2021-04-14 11:44
so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.My thoughts and prayers are with you .