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He was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Kansas City, Mo., to Hans Wolfgang and Faye Isabell (Carpenter) Ruff.
Art is survived by his loving wife of almost 19 years, Celia Anne (Cain) Ruff; daughters, Carol E. Haywood, Cathy P. Nichols and Christy R. Gibbs; stepchildren, Curtis Teague Cain, Jim T. Cain and Christie Luanne Smith; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Elaine Mizell and Judy Ruff; along with a host of loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy L. Ruff; and brother, Robert Charles Ruff.
Please visit www.resthavenfuneral.com for service times and more information.
Memorials in Art's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org, the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmy.org, or to Concordia Life Care Community at www.concordiaseniorliving.com.
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