Shirley  Bruffett


Shirley J. Bruffett, 80, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Carthage Health & Rehabilitation. Shirley was born February 7, 1939, in Carthage, to Melvin and Geneva "Flesher" Porter.
Shirley was a homemaker, a loving wife of a dairy farmer and also worked as a bookkeeper. She was a longtime member of Center Point Christian Church. Prior to that, she attended the Grand Avenue Church of God, where she was a youth leader and a member of their Women's Missionary Society.
Her great loves, besides her church and her family, were quilting with the ladies at Jasper Methodist Church, cooking and reading. Shirley was an enthusiastic do-it-yourself carpenter and a people-person who loved everyone she met.
Shirley was united in marriage to Paul A. Bruffett on August 31, 1957, in Jasper. He survives.
Shirley is also survived by one son, Jeff Bruffett (Mary), of Stockton, MO; one daughter, Jana Lown (Wayne), of Jasper, MO; one brother, Vic Porter, of Hollister, MO; one sister, Clara Harper, of Jasper; two grandchildren, Kristin Fritchman (Nick), of Olatha, KS, and Dustin Bruffett (Dana), of Spokane, WA; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Sarah Fritchman.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lonnie Porter.
Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery near Jasper.
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Connie Sullivan
Jun 20, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.