Lynne Ruffin-Smith
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LYNNE RUFFIN-SMITH Lynne A. Ruffin-Smith, 75, a homemaker, and 13 year resident of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Born Nov. 26, 1935, in Hammond, Ind., Lynne is survived by her husband, R.T. Smith of Las Vegas; son, Kent Smith of Keller, Texas; daughter, Michelle Stein of Wichita, Kan.; son, Chris Ruffin of Wichita, and Phillip Ruffin, Jr. of Wichita. Seven grandchildren survive her as well. A Memorial will be at 1 p.m. Sat. Feb. 12, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146, with a reception to follow at the Palm Hospitality Center. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of contributor's choice.



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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2011.
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February 1, 2019
Time passes so fast but our memories remain like yesterday.
Janie Sandlian
Friend
February 4, 2012
Dear Lynne,
Time has not eased the pain of your loss. I miss your infectious laugh, twinkling eyes, and beautiful smile. I pray you and my beloved Les are having great talks and laughs in heaven. My heart aches for both of you and your comforting words of wisdom. On my way to visit Rt and give him a big hug/ support on this 1 year anniversary. Until we meet again xxoo
June Young
February 3, 2012
With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day, Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
- Thomas Moore

I miss you so very much my beloved Mommy.
Michelle Ruffin-Stein
March 16, 2011
Lovely Lynne ~

You will always be remembered ....So Young, So Beautiful and So Amazing! Your generous nature and your flair for life gave everyone around you Hope and the Will to get through all of life's challenges. You have left your children and grandchildren with your gift of loving people. I was blessed the day I met you and I know that everyone that has crossed your path has also been blessed. Your legacy will forever carry on..... May you rest in peace in God's care.

Dear Kent & Tammy ~
So sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a wonderful woman who loved you all so much...Even though it has been years since we have talked I wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Chris, Michelle & Phil Jr. (and your spouses and children)~ I was saddened today when I learned that your Mother passed away.

I hope and pray that everytime you think of her that your stop, smile, laugh and know that she will never be far from you. Your Mother was genuine...she was the true meaning of the word Mother, caring, giving, understanding and supportive. She was your biggest fan.

As I have grown close to all of you over the years, I hurt knowing that you are enduring this loss.

If there is anything that we can do, please don't hesitate to let us know.

May God Heal your Hurts and give you Comfort.

Love,
Larry & Rene' West (formerly Rene' Conner)
Rene' West
February 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle, Chris, Phil, Jr., and Kent, on the loss of your beloved mother, Lynne. She was truly a remarkable lady and will be greatly missed. God bless you all...
Elaine Gardner
February 14, 2011
Lynne was a great friend and neighbor. She was always able to find and see the best in people. My favorite story about Lynne is when she took me for a ride in her new car. I was beginning to think ,that soon wings were going to pop out, and we were going to take flight. To this day that was the best car ride of my life, Thanks Lynne. :o).. I also have Lynne and R.T., to thank for my, Non-Love for "Louie VIII" . A rookie drinker can only handle so much Louie XIII before they pass out, which I had no problem doing. Thanks for the friendship and memories. You will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know you.
Laurie The Cop
February 12, 2011
To Our Dearest Lynne , Boy We had so much Fun, You were one of the most special women I ever met , And the most caring , We Loved you Deeply You impacted So many lives, I'm so grateful, and blessed To have so many memories , You loved so hard. Your Kids and your Husband & GrandKids we just all Loved You! You are one of a kind unforgettable You must be the most beautiful angel. I learned so much from you and so many others did as Well, Thank you Beautiful Lynne
Ron & Tabitha Reed
February 12, 2011
To RT, Lynne's children and family. She was a rare gift shared with the world. Her twinkling eyes, generous spirit, laughter, and wisdom shall always be remembered. She made a difference on earth. Rest well my Angel and dear friend. We love you.
June Young/ family
February 11, 2011
Lynne and RT have brought so many wonderful memories to our lives. Lynne, your laughter,smile and friendship will truly be missed and never forgotten. You are the definition of a true friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with RT and the Ruffin family.
Mark and Dawn Newburg
February 10, 2011
Lynne was always wonderful to me. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to my friend, R. T., and Lynne's family.
Rita Evans
February 10, 2011
With deepest sympathy to the Ruffin family and R T for your loss. Lynne will never be forgotten for the love and support she gave to Renee and Dylan. She will be deeply missed.

Norman Razook
February 9, 2011
What a special woman.She brought joy,caring and laughter to everyone that knew her. We will miss her smile and her wonderful laughter;it was so special being in her company.She has left us much too soon and will be missed everyday by her family and all those whose lives she touched.
My most heart felt sympathy.
Claudia Heggestad
February 9, 2011
What a special woman! She brought joy,caring and laughter to everyone that knew her. We will miss her smile and her wonderful laughter;it was so special being in her company.She has left us much too soon and will be missed everyday by her family and all those whose lives she touched. She made this world a better place. With deepest sympathy to all of her family,
Claudia Heggestad
February 9, 2011
Lynne, many years ago a special bond was formed between us. I shall always remember the love and emotional support you gave Renee and Dylan over the years. You were an amazing lady, and loved by many. You will remain forever in our hearts. Rest in peace.
Linda Razook
February 8, 2011
We had such good times together, you made me laugh and happy every time we spent time doing whatever. You are a beautiful person inside as well as outside. I will always have you in my heart and pray for your sweet family.
Dorothy (DW) Wallace
February 8, 2011
Gene joins me in sending caring wishes and warm thoughts to Lynne's family. May you find strength and comfort in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,
Shirlene Hommertzheim
February 8, 2011
Dearest Lynne and Grammy,
Thank you for all the unconditional love and support you offered for so many years. We will miss your laughter, your witty personality, and guidance. You will always be loved, never forgotten and held deep in both of our hearts.
Renee Razook
February 8, 2011
K,M,C,& P, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was such a sweet person and a joy to be around. You all were blessed to have her as your mother. You all are in my prayers.
Darren Cary
February 8, 2011
Dylan Ruffin
February 8, 2011
Aunt Lynne, you have never been anything but nice to us and you will always be remembered. God bless you and rest in peace.
Mike Nemer
February 8, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Lynne's family as they deal with this loss. Hopefully good memories will soon take the place of grief. Michelle, Chris, Phil, Jr., Kent, and all the grandchildren, you'll have many prayers coming your way.
Movita & Charles Forrester
February 7, 2011
GirlFriend, your a beautiful woman and you will be greatly missed.
Betty Olson
Bartender/Andres
February 7, 2011
I was so blessed to have Aunt Lynne in my life. I loved and cherished her kind and thoughtful ways. I wish for comfort to all of her children, grandchildren and R.T. I love you all and have you in my prayers
Lesley Smith Gillespie and family
Belton, MO
February 7, 2011
What a blessing it has been to be part of this amazing woman’s life. I will carry her wisdom and sound of her laughter with me until we meet again. Gods speed Lynne, you will be missed but never forgotten.
Bradley Smith
February 7, 2011
Lynne was such a lovely woman, full of life, fun and caring. She loved books and was always reading. The last time I spoke with her I mentioned that I had just finished a certain book and she said, "Oh, I read that." My thoughts go out to Kent, Tammy and Spencer,Phil Jr., Chris, Shelly and their families. You had a wonderful mother. May she always live in your memories...as she will in mine.
Billie O'Toole
February 6, 2011
My Prayers are with you Aunt Lynne, I am so sorry you were taken away from your children too soon. I have several wonderful memories of you that stick with me and I am honored to have them.
Ashley Nemer-Brown
February 6, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynne's husband RT. family and friends who knew and loved her. Michael Huff & Janie Sandlian Huff
February 6, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Lynne. Our loss is heaven's gain. God bless you all.
Elissa Hilyard
February 6, 2011
Dear Riley and Audrey, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Mrs. Sorensen
Lou Anne Sorensen
February 6, 2011
What wonderful memories I have of Lynne. She was not only a great boss but a treasure as a friend. Just know that I will miss her and think of her often.
Diane Truax
February 5, 2011
To my beautiful mother-in-law. I will cherish the laughs and the tears and the wisdom that you shared. I will love you always and keep you close to my heart.
Courtney Ruffin
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