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Emily O. Rufkahr

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 12:30 pm

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Wright City Cemetery

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Emily O. Rufkahr nee Ryker passed away on October 11, 2016, at the age of 90. She is the beloved wife of James Rufkahr of Chesterfield, Missouri. She is survived by her two daughters, Brenda Rufkahr of St. Charles, MO and Barb (Olen) Dobkins of Chesterfield, MO; sister, Joyce Gaylord; four grandchildren, Alyssa Hermann of St. Charles, MO, Mark Williams of Hazelwood, MO, Jenna (Josť) King of Chesterfield, MO and Jacob Dobkins of Bakersfield, CA; three great-grandchildren, Chance Williams, Victoria DeMariano and Kendall Mae King. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Allen Ryker and Gertie L. Ryker nee Eddens; brothers, Ralph Ryker and Russell Allen Ryker; two brothers in childhood; sisters, Myrtle Smith, Ruth Rogness, Esther Carlson and Shirley Ryker. Emily was united in marriage to James Rufkahr on May 31, 1947. They resided in Ferguson, Missouri for more than 50 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, bowling and ballroom dancing with her husband. She was dearly loved and will be missed.

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