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THEDA RUFFNER HART, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, went to be with her heavenly Father May 9, 2019. She was born in Coalfield TN, 97 years ago.
She is preceded in death by her husband James Alvin Hart and daughter Suzanne Holland and grandson Damion Hart, parents, Gordon Edgar and Grace Hinds Ruffner, siblings, Thelma and Edward Ruffner. She is survived by children Jim and Julia Hart, Knoxville, Ralph and Lyn Hart, Fairfield Glade, Don and Sherry Hart, Butler TN. Grandchildren, Andrea and Max Pope, Jason and Renee’ Hart, Jammie and Jeff Davis, Angela and Martin Egan, Beau and Laura Hart, T. J. and Heather McDaniel, Amy and Stephen Lasseigne, David and Melanie Hart, Daniel and Amy Hart and Angela and Rick Sands and Ashley Michelle Hart.
She also is survived by 23 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Theda worked for Dr. W. H. "Pete" Piper in Wartburg and went on to attend ETSU and graduated with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene in 1971 and completed her career in Johnson City. She retired and moved to Knoxville where she remained until her death. The family wants to thank the faculty at Heritage Assisted Living in Knoxville for their help over the years and making Mom’s life as comfortable as possible. Her love of singing and her humor, strength of character, wisdom, and faith will be missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive friends Monday, May 20, 2019 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Wartburg City Cemetery in Wartburg.
Instead of flowers, the family requests a donation in her name to Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition, P.O.Box 7796, Little Rock, AR 72217 or Alzheimer’s charities.
Schubert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.