Glenda F. Ruf joined her heavenly father on September 25, 2020.
Glenda was born in LaFollette, Tn., on January 5, 1946, but later resided in Knoxville, then Chattanooga. In her 30s she made the bold decision to further her education and become a nurse. She worked in the nursing field for 30 years, primarily at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Covenant Home Care and Hospice. Nursing was her passion and served as her mission field for many years. She often expressed herself by writing beautiful songs and poems, many of which she shared with family and friends on special occasions. Those who knew her understood her love for books (particularly Danielle Steele), crocheting, the Atlanta Braves and her sweet dog Sassie. Glenda loved the Lord. She was a spiritual role model to many and a true prayer warrior. She served many roles in her lifetime including daughter, sister, mother, aunt, Mammaw, Mimi and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Ruf and a daughter, Tammy Miller.
Survivors include her children, Betty (Jim) Anderson, Scott (Sherri) Ruf and Marcy (Dale) Ledford; five grandchildren, Derrick Anderson, Christine Moretto, Jeffrey Greeson, Kelly Smith and Zachary Ledford; two great-granddaughters, Zoie Walton and Aurora Greeson; and a sister, Jean Shearer.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Jamie Colbert officiating. Burial will be in East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
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