Ruth N. Newman, 92 passed away Sept. 14, 2013 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
Ruth was born Sept. 2, 1921 in Deep Water, Mo. the ninth of 15 children born to Effie and Reverend J.N. Jeffries.
Ruth was a lifetime area Carthage resident. Ruth was a federal employee working for the United States Department of Agriculture for 27 years.
She was a member of the New Hope Baptist church.
Ruth was united in marriage to Dewey D. Newman June 29, 1941 in Lamar, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2005.
Ruth is survived by one daughter, Peggy Swearingen, of Joplin; one son, Darrell Newman, of Carthage; one granddaughter Shelly Swearingen; one great-granddaughter Cheyenne Swearingen, and one brother Robert Jeffries of Lamar. Ruth was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeff Swearingen.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Ulmer Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Ulmer Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Contributions can be made to The New Hope Baptist Church care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.