Obituary for Mary Ruth Duffer (Riley)
Mary Ruth (Riley) Duffer, 79, of Trafalgar, IN, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 8, 1937 in Celina, TN to John Albert Riley and Beulah Mae (Spear) Riley. She married Bobby G. Duffer on June 21, 1953 in Martinsville, IN, he survives. She was a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family.
She devotedly spent her life to the loving care and attention to her special needs son Robert G. Duffer. She attended Friendship Baptist Church in Franklin, IN.
Survivors include her husband Bobby G. Duffer of Trafalgar, IN son Johnny D. Duffer of Trafalgar, daughter Mary J. Tanner of Trafalgar, IN, five grandchildren Stacy Hogue (Bobby) of Trafalgar, IN, Neal Tanner of Greenwood, IN, Kim Kersey (Chris) of Greenwood, IN, Justin Perry (Jasmin) of Trafalgar, IN, and Dustin Keith Duffer of Lafayette, TN; five great-grandchildren Cambrie Perry, Hanna Kersey, Olivia Kersey, Emily Hogue and Cody Tanner; two sisters Betty Lou Cowden (Richard) of Helmsburg, IN; and Edna Sue Yoder of Bean Blossom, Brown County, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four children, Robert G. Duffer, David A. Duffer, Cindy Duffer and Joanna Cravens and a brother John Robert Riley.
The Reverend Ron Sodrel will conduct a service Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10AM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 4-8PM at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, IN. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information 317-738-020