Arnold Ruffner

Obituary of Arnold Ruffner

Smethport - Arnold E. "Boots" Ruffner, 79, of Cyclone, died Friday (August 25, 2017) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.


He was born May 18, 1938 in Rimersburg, a son of Arnold and Sara Space Ruffner.


Mr. Ruffner was a graduate of Rimersburg High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army.


He worked in the local oil fields for many years.


He was a devoted member of the Valley Worship Center of Farmers Valley.


He is survived by:

one son: Brandon (Michele Best) Ruffner of Cyclone, PA

two daughters: Melissa Billings of Wellsville, NY and Theressa Cody of Belmont, NY

grandchildren: Evan, Kaylin and Mason Ruffner; Roy and Brooke Billings, Jesse Nix, and Bridget Cody

one great granddaughter: Aria Nix

one sister: JoAnn Ruffner of Rimersburg, PA

one nephew: Chris Ruffner of Rimersburg, PA


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-6 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 6 PM with the Rev. David Eastman, Pastor of the Valley Worship Center, officiating.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to Valley Worship Center of Farmers Valley, PA.

Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.