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Virginia Opheim Ruff

03/12/1945 - 08/16/2022


Obituary For Virginia Opheim Ruff

Virginia Opheim Ruff, age 77, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Virginia was born in Greenville, SC on Monday, March 12, 1945, to the late Ulysses Grant Gordon and Margaret Louise Dermid Freeman Gordon. In addition to living in Henderson County, NC, Virginia also lived in Lone Rock, IA. She attended East Henderson High School, graduating with the class of 1963. Virginia worked in textile manufacturing for most of her career and was employed by Coats North America, formerly known as Belding Corticelli. When Virginia wasn’t working, she attended Double Springs Baptist Church. She loved reading books, painting ceramics, hiking, wildlife, and shopping. She also participated in the WNC truck club and the WNC Wheels Car Club. Virginia is survived by her husband of 38 years, Horace Lee Ruff; sons, Robert Opheim and James Opheim; sisters, Delores Turpin, Inez McGinnis, and Crystal Hobbs; and brothers, Michael Gordon, Daniel Gordon, Clinton Gordon, Wayne Gordon, and Ben Gordon.

A memorial service will be held at Double Springs Baptist Church, 49 Holbert Mt Road Zirconia, NC on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 11 am.




11:00 AM

Double Springs Baptist Church 49 Holbert Road Zirconia, NC 28790 Get Directions »
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  • 08/19/2022

    Lee sorry about your loss Walden and Debbie Ruff

  • 08/19/2022

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Ginny , prayers to her family. Brenda- Etowah Florist

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