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Jo Ann Ruff

October 31, 1946 — October 15, 2019

Jo Ann Ruff, 72, of Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Born on October 31, 1946, in Marietta, Georgia, Jo Ann was the daughter of Harold and Frances (Chastain) Bankston.

Jo Ann is predeceased by her loving husband, of 24 years, Charles Ruff; and also her father, Harold Bankston.

Jo Ann is survived by her daughters: Karen Woodman (Jeff), Mary Beth Dukes (Kevin), Kim Betbeze (Bender) and Kelly Eichorn (Pete); her son, Chad Ruff (Erica); eleven grandchildren; her two brothers: Howard Bankston and Ronald Bankston (Donna); and three nieces and a nephew.

Jo Ann loved her friends and family so well. She was a great hostess and cook. Her home and garden was full of flowers that she grew and she was surrounded by art she created.

Family will be receiving family and friends on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The Celebration of Life will follow from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

And then again on November 25,2019 at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home at 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, Ga, 30152 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for the visitation. The Celebration of Life service will follow from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to James Island, 347 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.
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