Patsy J. ‘Pat’ Ruffin

Patsy J. ‘Pat’ Ruffin

Patsy J. “Pat” Ruffin, 84, of East Cape Girardeau, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on May 21, 1936, in Jackson, Tenn., the daughter of Vernon and Ruby Seeley Weir.  

She was married on June 10, 1958, to Leon Ruffin.  He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1995.

She had worked at Siegel-Roberts Plating Co. in St. Louis for 20 years before moving to Horseshoe Lake, where she and her husband had owned and operated the Horseshoe Tavern. In 2000 she went to work for Willa Simmons.

Survivors include her son, Stan (Bonnie) Harris of Lake of Egypt; two daughters, Cathy Gottman of Highland and Vickey (Donnie) Bledsoe of Highland; five grandchildren, Jamie (Mike) Thieraut, Carrie (Joe) Burns, Shari (Ryan) Asher, Hanna Bledsoe and Dawn Lee; great-grandchildren Owen Michael Thieraut, Cameron Thieraut, Kendall Burns, Liam Thomas Asher and Eloise Elizabeth Asher; two brothers, Jerry (Jane) Weir and Joe Weir, all of Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Lou Warren of Jackson, Tenn., and Linda Goodrum of Hornsby, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Nadine Weir of St. Louis; several nieces, nephews, and cousins and many friends.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas Scott Bledsoe; a brother, Jim Weir; a sister-in-law, Sheila Curtis; two brothers-in-law, Clarence Goodrum and Sherman Warren; and special aunt, Nell Dunn.  

Funeral services for Patsy J. Ruffin will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Crain Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Randy Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Lindsey Cemetery in McClure.

Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.

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