Dorothy L. (VanVlerah) Ruffing, 81, of Norwalk, died Thursday evening, Sept. 27, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
She was born July 9, 1926, in Calhoun County, Ala., to Hope and Anna Lee (Gamble) Mobley, now deceased, and moved to this area in 1946 from Blue Mountain, Ala. She was a member of Norwalk First Baptist Church and the retirees group of Kelsey/Hayes Foundry of Fremont. She was a former member of Fremont Moose Auxiliary.
She enjoyed raising birds and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Ruffing, of Norwalk; her sons, Edward A. (Sandy) Van Vlerah and Richard L. (Denise) Van Vlerah, both of Norwalk and Thomas D. (Melissa) Van Vlerah of Antwerp, Ohio; her daughters, Debra (Duke) Clonch of Vickery and Tammy (David) Rang of Kannapolis, N.C.; four stepsons from Vickery and one stepdaughter from Toledo; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and her brother, George Mobley of Huntsville, Ala.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St. Norwalk, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Paul Lamb will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Norwalk First Baptist Church, 67 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH or to the Huron County Humane Society 246 Woodlawn Ave. Norwalk, OH, 44857.
Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.