Edna Louise Rufener
Edna Louise Stevens Rufener, 87, of Vernon Township, passed into the arms of her loving Savior on Saturday morning, August 24, 2019, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She fought a long hard battle with cancer.
She was born January 27, 1932 in Wayne, Ohio, the daughter of George L. and Alice Williams Stevens.
She grew up in Vernon and graduated from Vernon High School.
Louise retired from the Trumbull County jail where she was a cook for 10 years. She had also worked at Rexall Drug in Kinsman and at Jones Processing in Hartford.
She was a member of the Burghill Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School and was in the choir. She also attended Fowler Community Church.
She enjoyed NASCAR racing. She was a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Dave and Ryan Blaney. She was a fan of the Cleveland Indians. But her favorite pastime was playing cards with her family and hosting family gatherings.
September 25, 1957, she married Elmer “Ed” Rufener, who preceded her in death on August 5, 1981.
She is survived by her loving companion, Bill Hunkus; daughters, Bonnie Carrier, Donna (Bill) Conner and Debra Kelly, all of Burghill and Beth (Todd) Wilson of Cortland; sons, Rick (Brenna) Rufener of Houston, TX and William (Beverly) Hunkus of Burghill; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia McPeak of Cortland; brothers, George L. (Delores) Stevens of Cortland and Harlan (Sandy) Stevens of Zephyr Hills, FL.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, David Swick and William Rufener, one great-grandchild, Sarah Kirchens, and a sister, Dorothy.
Friends and relatives may call at the Fowler Community Church, 4651 St. Rt. 305, Fowler, OH 44418, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. and from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. on Thursday with Pastor Joel Dickson officiating.
Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, East Central Division, Northeast Region, OH, 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406 or to a cause of their own choice.
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