Note: Find A Grave Memorial# 32018891 Name: Twila Deane (Ruff) Kinnison Birth: Jun. 15, 1939 Eagleville, Harrison County, Missouri Death: Apr. 13, 2008 Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri Created by: Coleah Record added: Dec 07, 2008
Obituary: Twila Deane (Ruff) Kinnison, 69, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (formerly of Eagleville, MO) passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a long illness. Survivors include her three children, Roger (Chris) Kinnison of Cedar Rapids, Lyle (fiancé, Jenni) Kinnison of Muscoda, Wisconsin and Lori Fortmann of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren, Justin (girlfriend, Amber), Amanda and Haley Kinnison of Cedar Rapids, Mikayla, Colten and Elle Kinnison of Wisconsin, Brendon and Dallas Boyle and Jace Fortmann, all of Cedar Rapids; one great-grandchild, Brynn Kinnison; two sisters, her twin, Lila (Bob) Hutton of Eagleville, Missouri and Carroll Lea Barker of Branson, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Dutchie Rogers of Liberty, Missouri and June Ruff of Bethany, Missouri; three step children, Danny (Karen) Clark of Higginsville, Missouri, Mike (JoEllen) Clark of Chillicothe, Missouri and Sherry (Bobby) Hecker of Chillicothe, Missouri; several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Wynne; her parents, Lester and Lois Ruff; two brothers, Roger Charles and Lester Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Forest and Grace Kinnison Rogers; sister-in-law and husband, Veda and Tom Hamilton; brother-in-law, Junior Rogers; nephew, Tom Hutton; niece, Betty Jean Valenti; and other extended family. Twila was born June 15, 1939, to Lester and Lois Gibson Ruff in Eagleville, Missouri, where she also grew up. She married Forrest Wynne Kinnison, also of northern Missouri, in Humeston, Iowa, on October 2, 1959. They moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1964. She went to work at Square D Company that same year and retired in 1992 after 28 years of service. Her greatest fulfillments were her family, friends, country music and bowling. She belonged to several afternoon and evening leagues at Lancer Lanes with her coworkers over the years. Twila and Wynne also enjoyed camping with a close group of friends where they shared many memories and songs around the campfire. She also got great joy from being a twin to Lila. She felt that bond very deeply.
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