STATESVILLE Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Davis (Troutman) Rufty, 95, of Statesville, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. She was born in Statesville, April 19, 1924, the daughter of the late Burl Lee and Clara Vaughan Davis, and only granddaughter of the late Robert Lewis and Bessie S. Vaughan, who raised her and her brother after the death of their mother shortly after Helen's birth. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, J. Paul Troutman of Kannapolis, Samuel Gates Rufty of the home; one brother, Robert Eugene Davis; sister-in-law, Martha Somers Davis; one half sister, Kay Davis Johnson of Charlotte; and a stepdaughter, Julia Rufty Johnson of Stony Point. She is survived by her children, Dianne Troutman Moore, John L. Troutman; special family friend, Deborah Cross; three grandchildren, Kelly Troutman Brown (Darin), Kurt Davis Moore, Jamie Troutman McMahon (Jeremiah); and four great-granddaughters, Sarah and Emily Brown, and Mollie and Allison McMahon. She is further survived by one nephew, Thomas Davis (Susan); one cousin, Bobby J. Vaughan (Chante); three stepgrandchildren, Jessica Johnson Stafford (Brooks), Jason and Jody Johnson; and six stepgreat-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Cohen Stafford, and Jayla, Cayla, Jaycee and Carter Johnson. Mrs. Rufty was raised a Presbyterian, but joined St. John's Lutheran Church in 1946. For many years she was active in the Ladies Circle, Katherine Von Bora Bible Class and the Lutheran League. She was a homemaker and an avid gardner, who enjoyed working with her flowers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at St. John's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ernie Shelton officiating. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery will follow the service. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Troutman Funeral Home as well as Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the church, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Hospice and Palliative of Iredell County. Condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com. Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Helen Rufty.