of Clinton, AR
March 6, 1929 - November 18, 2022
Mrs. Dana Lou (Davenport) Ruff, of Clinton, Arkansas was born on March 6, 1929 in Braggs, Oklahoma to the late Dewey and Lena (Oliver) Davenport and went to be with her Lord on November 18, 2022 at the age of 93. She married Robert E. Ruff in 1950. Dana had a long and distinguished career, retiring from the Texas Vocational Rehabilitation Commission of Conroe, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton and loved to sing gospel music. Dana is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Robert E. Ruff; one son, Patrick D. Ruff; one brother, William Davenport and one brother-in-law, Jim Peel.Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Michael Ruff and wif,e Sue of Clinton, Steven R. Ruff and wife, Linda of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Morgan Ruff, Corey Ruff and wife, Courtney, Heather Hedrick and husband, Karl, Eric Ruff, Nick Ruff, Jake Ruff; two great grandsons, James Ruff, Wade Ruff; one sister, Dortha "Dot" Peel; sister-in-law, Carolyn Davenport; one niece, Dede Wilson; one nephew, William Davenport other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be from noon to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. A graveside Celebration of Life service in her honor will follow at 1:30 pm at Clinton Cemetery with brother Tommy Shaw leading the celebration. To express online condolences please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton.
I am so sorry to see this just now. Dana was a great person, excellent cook and very talented. She will be missed. Prayers for the family today and days ahead.
Prayers to the family.🙏
Mike and Dot and Families so sorry to hear of Dana’s passing. Dana was always such a pleasant Lady to be around. Prayers for her Family.🙏♥️
It is so hard to watch this generation pass - our mentors and teachers! I pray that we are able to carry on their dedication, love, determination and perception!Ms.Dana and her sister, Ms Dot - were an integral part of the Clinton “family “. Much love to the Ruff family!Robbia
So sorry for your family's loss of Dana, but as Steve Trawick has already said, she's now with her Lord in a safer and better place. I met Dana while being active in Van Buren County and Arkansas State Republican politics. She was a sweet lady that always seemed to be smiling and with a cheerful attitude as was her sister, Dot. We were never the closest of friends, but I always appreciated the history and advice they gave me when I was a newcomer to Arkansas politics.
So sorry to hear of Dana's passing. I haven't seen Dana in awhile but I always enjoyed talking with her. She was a very smart lady. She always had an immense knowledge of the working of the Arkansas Republican Party and Johnny and I always enjoyed talking to her about that. She made a great Republican County Chair also! She will be missed by everyone that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with Dot and Michael and the rest of the family.
My sincere condolences to this wonderful family. I loved to accompany Miss Dana when we used to sing those great gospel hymns! She was a precious, sweet lady who I cherished as a friend. The best comfort I can offer is that we are not as those who have no hope! Because we know she put her trust in the Lord. She is safely home now, with Jesus.
Praying for your family in this time of loss so close to the holidays. I'm sure you have lots of good memories of Mrs Ruff. I send my condolences. Larcie, from the pharmacy.
Dear Steve, Linda, Eric, Nick, Jake and family:I am sorry to hear of the passing of Dana.I met Steve in high school - we were classmates. Later, he met and married my sister and became family. Naturally, that meant his family and ours got together. I remember visits from Bob and Dana and getting to know them. Bob was vivacious and Dana was so talented and interesting.When the Ruffs moved back to Arkansas, Linda showed me photos of the many visits her family made to see Dana and other relatives. My nephews were adventurous and loved the country and the time spent with Dana and family - and it showed in all the photos. Dana lived a long life and a good life and leaves your family with love and happy memories to carry on the traditions.With loveEileen
So very sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady.
We are so sorry for your loss of Dana! We have know her for many years and went to church with her! God bless and give you peace!
Ruff family, Praying for peace and comfort during this sad time. Remember the good times.