Mary Ruth Huff

June 4, 1927 ~ October 13, 2023

Born in: Flat River, Missouri
Resided in: Farmington, Missouri

Mary Huff, 96, of Farmington passed on Friday, October 13, 2023 at Country Meadows in Park Hills. She was born June 4, 1927 to the late Arthur and Bessie (Cambell) Rhodes. Mary was a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Farmington.

Mary had a talent of quilting. She also loved going to yard sales with Linda. Mary and her friends were said to have a lot of fun playing dominos too.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Everett Huff; infant daughter; brother; Raymond Carl Rhodes, and sister; Doris Kreis.
Mary is survived by her children; Roger Huff (Anna), Linda Pipkin, Mark Huff, and Michael Huff (Kimberly); grandchildren, Julie Papin (David), Jamie Huff, Jason Pipkin, Nathan Pipkin (Kristy), Lindsey Parsons (Chris), Andrew Huff (Chelsea); nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Hiett (Harry), Naomi Russell (Richard). Also survived by several special nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington with Pastor Roger Hogan officiating. Inurnment will follow at Doe Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Memorial Visitation: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

C. Z. Boyer & Son - Taylor Chapel
111 E. Liberty St.
Farmington, Missouri 63640

Memorial Service: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
11:00 am

C. Z. Boyer & Son - Taylor Chapel
111 E. Liberty St.
Farmington, Missouri 63640

Inurnment: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
12:30 pm

Doe Run Memorial Cemetery
Hamilton Town Rd.
Doe Run, MO 63637

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mary Ruth Huff 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memories Timeline


  1. Candle 8My Aunt Mary. My favorite Aunt Mary. Not related by blood, but by love. Uncle Everett discovered gold when he found you! And I am glad he did. So many childhood memories from way back when. I’m older than your kids, so you probably changed my diapers before you changed theirs. I remember flying kites in the field next to your house. I remember when some of the aunts, uncles, and cousins planted potatoes in a big potato patch at your place. After cutting the seed potatoes into pieces, the grown-ups carefully placed them in rows so far apart, we kids followed and stepped on each seedling to mash it into the ground, then other grown-ups came behind us and watered them. I remember digging potatoes, and digging potatoes, and digging potatoes, then storing them in your root cellar. We all had potatoes for months. I remember some BIG Huff family gatherings at your house. I don’t know how you managed to fit so many people inside that little 4-room house. Maybe anytime someone went in the front door, someone else was forced out the back door. I also remember the outhouse down the path. Always wondered why you kept a Sears catalogue out there. Then you built the new house on the farm. The Lewis branch of the family had moved to Oklahoma by then, so I was not around that place as much. But I have 3 specific memories from that chapter: (1) Card games with you, Uncle Everett, and Lala around your kitchen table. (2) Multiple hummingbird feeders on your front porch. Seems like I once counted 21 hummingbirds flittering around those feeders. If they became startled, they would all flew into the woods, then one by one ventured back for another round of nectar. (3) You once had 2 cats when I visited. I asked you their names, and you said they didn’t have names. So I named them Lucy and Ethel. Of course, more recent memories have been at your condo. You had a real showplace. More card games around your table, but also more reminiscing as we all grew older. Since you lived alone there, I thought you needed a cat to keep you company. Every time I visited, I offered to go to the animal shelter and interview cats for you. Your answer was always “Don’t you dare!” I still owe you a cat. Gonna miss you, Aunt Mary. I have tears as I write this. Give my mother a hug for me, and save me a place at the table.

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