Violet May Raffurty, 80, of Pleasant Hill, was born September 2, 1935, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Marion and Katherine (Johnson) Snow. She departed this life at 2:14 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Research Medical Center, surrounded with love and family.
Violet was a 1954 Kingsville High School graduate.
On April 3, 1954, she was united in marriage to James Hall Raffurty, in Miami, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2003.
Violet had been employed as an electronics assembler for AT&T in Lee's Summit; as maintenance supervisor for Unity Village, Lee's Summit; last working for Wal-Mart in Harrisonville. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a also a member o f the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, where she was active member of the CWF. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilting, embroidery, reading; she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed working at the Lay-Clergy Thrift Store.
Violet was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by two sons, James Raffurty of Lee's Summit, and Wayne Raffurty of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Joyce Raffurty, and Kathy (and Steve) Dains, both of Harrisonville; three brothers, Eugene Snow, of Leavenworth, Kansas, Nathan Snow of Oskaloosa, Kansas, and Jerry (and Alice Jean) Snow of Pleasant Hill; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, November 5, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 6, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiate. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Vaness Emokae, Jerry Hedgpath, Adam King, Eric King, Jason Raffurty, and Anthony Smith.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home.