Margaret Ann Ruffcorn

Margaret Ann (Hoss) Ruffcorn of Modale, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa, in the presence of her loving family. Margaret was 88 years of age. Margaret was born on March 12, 1933, in Modale, Iowa, to George W. and Hazel E. (Lintz) Hoss. She was the sixth of ten children and the last survivor of the George and Hazel Hoss family. Margaret graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1951. After graduation she went to work as a typist clerk at Service Life Insurance Company. She then worked as a secretary at Missouri Valley High School and retired after working for several years at Mondamin Savings Bank. Wallace LeRoy Ruffcorn and Margaret Ann Hoss were married on November 21, 1954, at Missouri Valley Christian Church. To this union two children were born, Milo and Laurie. Margaret was the best of the best and was always willing to help anyone at the drop of a hat! She could strike up a conversation with anyone that was willing to visit and could keep the conversation going for hours. She enjoyed listening to live music, cooking meals for the guys in the field, shopping for clothes, and hosting “Card Club” with several other ladies. Margaret was a candy connoisseur and was known for her English toffee, cherry mash, and custard. Margaret and Wally enjoyed fish dinners with friends at Kelley’s on Thursday nights, dancing the night away at the Blair Marina, and spending winters with friends in Arizona. In their earlier years they could be spotted riding a motorcycle or flying their plane around the area; however, Margaret wasn’t overly fond of participating in these two activities. She enjoyed attending any event where music was performed. She would attend the school concerts throughout the year and always looked forward to the Harrison County Fair to listen to the artists perform in the entertainment tent. Margaret’s biggest joy was attending her children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s sporting activities and wearing the “sports pins” of each activity.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and husband Wally; sisters Dolores Grossell, Herythel Faylor and Shirley Swanger; brothers Dorance, Loren, Duane, Bill, Larry, and Dale Hoss; sisters-in-law and their spouses: Fama (Q.S.) McClannahan and Shurrelene (Robert) Hoff.

Survivors include her children: Milo and his wife Lynne Ruffcorn of Modale, Iowa and Laurie and her husband Mike Hinkel of Omaha, NE. Margaret’s grandchildren include Amie Ruffcorn of Gretna, NE; Kari (Cameron) Godsey of Council Bluffs, IA; Sarah (Matt) Hahn of Elkhorn, NE; Zane Hinkel of Omaha, NE; Michael Ruffcorn of Mondamin, IA; Tanner Hinkel of Kansas City, KS. The great grandchildren include Zaden Ruffcorn, Brecken Hahn and Macklin Hahn as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Friday until time of service at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church Fellowship Center following the service at the funeral home.

In Loving Memory Of Margaret Ann Ruffcorn

Born March 12, 1933 Modale, Iowa

Entered Into Rest March 14, 2021 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021

Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Wayne Bahr

Music Selections

“How Great Thou Art” “Holes In The Floor of Heaven”

“Back In Baby’s Arms”

Honorary Bearers

Amie Ruffcorn Kari Godsey

Sarah Hahn Zane Hinkel

Michael Ruffcorn Tanner Hinkel

Zaden Ruffcorn Brecken Hahn

Macklin Hahn

Final Resting Place Magnolia Cemetery Magnolia, Iowa (At A Later Date)



  • Karen Breyfogle Posted March 15, 2021 4:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have so many good memories of “Grandma Marg”- she will be missed by many!!

  • Genee & Norm Godden Posted March 15, 2021 8:14 pm

    So sorry to learn of Marg’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady and friend. She spent so much
    Time visiting others and helping them out. Prayers for family at this time.

  • Linda Buck Posted March 16, 2021 12:04 pm

    So very sorry for Margaret Ann’s passing. She was a special lady and a loving Aunt to me. We will all miss here dearly but I know she is at comfort being at Wallys side. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

  • Patty Niedermyer Posted March 16, 2021 2:49 pm

    This Is A Heart 💜💚💜 Breaker. Such A Beautiful Sweet Lady.
    One Of The Best. People.
    Sincere Condolences To All The Family.
    So Very Very Sorry 😐
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer’s.
    Magnolia Iowa / Pisgah Iowa Area.
    Hugs 🤗 Hugs 🤗 To All The Family.
    Beautiful Lady.

  • Julie Smith Posted March 16, 2021 6:39 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Margs passing though the heavens will be full of people waiting to welcome her. Marg and Shirley were 2 of Moms (Alice Smith) dearest friends at church! They all are sorely missed but rejoicing together at the feet of our Lord.

  • Jane and Bruce Johnson Posted March 17, 2021 6:06 pm

    We are so very sorry for our dear friends, Lynne and Milo, and Laurie and Mike. And especially to the grandkids we offer love, virtual hugs and smiles. She was a special lady that touched many, many people. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and offer prayers for strength and fond reflection during this difficult time. Love you guys!

  • Kellie Messer Posted March 18, 2021 12:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of Margs passing. Heaven has truly gained another angel. I will miss our visits when I would see her. She was a wonderful lady and will truly be missed! Prayers and love go out to the families

  • Eloise Bertelson Posted March 18, 2021 10:44 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing. We were always happy to see each other and visited with ease.

  • Sandy Fairbrother Posted March 19, 2021 9:18 am

    What a wonderful lady! I am sure she is rejoicing in Heaven. She made me feel so welcome when we moved to Missouri Valley. Praying that Gods will give you comfort.

  • Mark and Denise Stirtz Posted March 24, 2021 12:02 pm

    So very sad to here of Marg’s passing. Our condolences to Marg’s family. I can remember so many times Marg and Mom getting together to give perms or just for coffee. Marg will be missed.

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