Stella M. Rufener, 87, passed away Monday, September 16th, in Abilene. She was born January 29, 1926 at Dillon, Kansas, the daughter of Max and Augusta (Kohrs) Jacobson. Growing up in the area, she attended local schools and graduated from Hope High School with the class of 1943.
On April 21, 1944, she was married to Melvin B. Rufener in the First Baptist Church of Dickinson County. Most all of their married life has been spent south of Abilene. She had been employed as a secretary by the Kansas Department of Transportation, retiring in 1988. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Margaret Amaturo and Ione Van Antwerp and two brothers, Gilbert and Harley Jacobson. Stella was a long time member of the Dayton Circle.
Survived by:HusbandMelvin B. RufenerAbileneMany nieces and nephews
The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 21st, at the New Basel United Church of Christ with Pastor Eric Graefe officiating. Inurnment will follow in the New Basel Cemetery. The family suggest memorial contributions in her name be made to the Elsie Brooks Cancer Fund or the New Basel United Church of Christ. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Stella M. Rufener)