Alice LaFon Ruckman Arbogast, age 97, of Marlinton, died Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at LewisGale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor, Virginia.

Born September 3, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Frederick W. and Alice Thaw Ruckman.

On May 29, 1947, she married Burrell Franklin Arbogast, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church and the Marlinton First Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wilmer Ruckman.

She is survived by a niece, six nephews; and numerous cousins.

Funeral service is Sunday, February 13, 2:30 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home with Rev. William Kumpf officiating. Interment will be in Ruckman Cemetery in Buckeye. Family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.

Alice’s father, Fred, was the son of William David Matthew Ruckman and Mary Lillie Hogsett. Fred had a sister, Flora Madge, who was married to Lanty Glenn McClure. Alice had not been able to attend the reunion for the past several years, but when Vicki and I visited her this past July, she was still spry and very much interested in what was going on. Her family donated the land that is now the Ruckman Cemetery.