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CARTHAGE-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel for Ruth N. Newman, 92, Carthage, who died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Burial will be in Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The New Hope Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.


Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.


Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Swearingen, Joplin; a son, Darrell Newman, Carthage; a granddaughter, Shelly Swearingen; a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Swearingen and a brother, Robert Jeffries, Lamar.


Mrs. Newman was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Deep Water, to Effie and Rev. J.N. Jeffries. She was a lifetime Carthage area resident. She 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.


She married Dewey D. Newman on June 29, 1941, in Lamar. He died Dec. 5, 2005.

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