Ruth M. Lafferre

Born: Tue., Apr. 24, 1934
Died: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Location: Woodsfield

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers

          Ruth M. Lafferre, 83, of Lewisville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at her home.

          She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio on April 24, 1934 a daughter of the late Earl and Carrie Doan Martin.

          She was a graduate of Woodsfield High School, Woodsfield, Ohio, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Ruth was a faithful member of the Stafford United Methodist Church, Stafford, Ohio, where she was active in serving the Lord. She was a retired secretary for the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.

          She loved life, watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. She loved her many friendships with her card players, traveling friends, and her church family. Ruth especially loved cooking for her family during the holidays and enjoyed watching her family in sports and rarely missed a game. She took great pride in keeping up and running the family farm.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Earl Lafferre on April 12, 2007; three brothers, Lucian Weber, Frank “Dick” Martin, and Warren Martin.

          Surviving are four children, Kirk (Karen) Lafferre of Lewisville, Ohio, Karen (Dick) Sulsberger of Woodsfield, Ohio, Kevin (Kris) Lafferre of Lewisville, Ohio, Kasey Lafferre and companion Jacey Duffy of Lewisville, Ohio; one sister, Dama Burkhart of Indiana; ten grandchildren, Keith and Karrie Lafferre, Abby (Bill) Roen, Ryan and Louis Sulsberger, Lynsey (Jacob) Beaver, Trent Lafferre, Kelsey (Andrew) Winland, Kim Lafferre, Korey Lafferre; seven great grandchildren, Mandalyn Calovini, Donovan, Dalton, and Elin Roen, Peyton and Jett Beaver, Creighton Winland; a sister-in-law, Shirley Evans of Baltimore, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

          Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78, West Woodsfield, Ohio from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017 with Rev. Jim Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stafford United Methodist Church, 30127 Main St, Stafford, OH 43786.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Eric Miracle
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
Lots of love to the entire family. Lots of great memories of Ruth, and I'm thankful she was such a great friend to my mother.

Dianne B Fitzgerald
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
So shocked and saddened at Ruth's passing. She was such a wonderful woman, a great friend, and we will miss her greatly. Whenever we spoke, she always talked about her family! She loved them all so much and was so very proud of each one; she was a great Christian witness and loved her Lord and her church. Our love and prayers to her family!

Joyce Douglas
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
Kevin, Kurt, Kasey, Karen and families

I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was one of the sweetest people I ever meet. She always remembered me when she saw me at one of my nieces' events. My thoughts are with you.

Jeff and Lori Amos
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts. Prayers for comfort and peace.

H Ray Eldridge
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss your Mom was a wonderful Lady she and Don are together again! I know the hurt you are feeling and I want you all to know you all are in our prayers!!!

Dave - Donna Secrest
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
To the family of Ruth, Our deepest sympathy. Hugs and prayers for strength and comfort during this sad time.

Deanna Dimmerling
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
Karen, Kasey & all your family, so very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with your Mom at the ballgames & when we were out & about. I know she will be missed. My thoughts will be with all of you!

Dan and Sue Fussell
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
Our sympathy and prayers to the family.

Helen K and Marc Ring
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the entire Lafferre Family during this very difficult time for you. Please know that when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May you always treasure your memories with your Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma.

Mike, Julie and Corey Jones
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
To: Ruth's Family

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved one.

Glenda Higginbotham
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
I cannot think of the right things to say to let you know how much I will miss Ruth. She was the kindest big hearted woman I have ever known. If there was anyone who needed help she was there. She was the glue that kept her family a family and her friends her friends. I know where she is at and I know Don was waiting for her. My deepest sympathy

Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
Dear Ones

I was sadden to learn about Ruth passing.. I loved to see her and have a chat with her. Our last chat was Friday night at the Alumni Parade. God has his arms wrapped around all of you to help heal your broken hearts. Sending lots of prayers and love.

Your Friend
Donna Drum Parr

Bruce & Jamie Haught
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
Kris and family,

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care and cherish her memory.

Marvin and Betty Ward
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
To Ruth's Family. So sorry to hear about Ruth. She and Don were such great people. We spent a lot of time with them when Circle M was active. May God bless and comfort you at this time.

Janice Miracle Bond
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Such a sweet lady. Sincere sympathy to the Lafferre family.
From Leona Miracle and family

Trudy and Sherman Pyles
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
While there is no way that we can truly feel the pain and sorrow for the loss of your mother; I do pray that you and your family will find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Ruth was inspirational, a strong admired woman who loved her family. God gained another angel. Please accept our condolences, God Bless y’all.

   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
To Ruth's children and grandchildren: I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a special lady. Prayers for all of you.

Billie Hall
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017


With deepest sympathy on the passing of your Grandmother. From your Family at Air Technologies

cindy L lynn
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Karen and family, so sorry to hear our your loss of your mom. May god wrap his arms around you now. Love Cindy!!!

Sheila Walkley
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Praying for comfort for the family on the loss of your Mother Ruth. I did not personally know her, but Karen talked about her when I visited the beauty shop. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dennis & Sheila Walkley

Sharon Tremblay
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Karen and family, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. At a time like this we realize that words, no matter how sincerely meant, are, after all, only words, and little comfort. Please know, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharon & Bill Tremblay

Thelma Smith Johnson
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Dear family of Ruth,
My sincere condolences at the passing of your Mother. We were classmates from grade 1 through high school, class of 1952. It was so good to visit with her at our Alumni get together in June. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow and always,
Thelma Smith Johnson

Mike Schumacher
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss.

Don & Dianna Davidson
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
Karen, Dick and Family,
Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.

Image: prozac1 /

Copyright © 2018 Watters Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |