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Ruth Newman


Ruth Newman, 81, of Lafayette Township, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018. She was born November 13, 1936 in Cleveland, to Andy and Agnes (Novak) Johnson.

Ruth graduated from John Hay High School in 1954. She married Donald Patrick Newman on November 25, 1961. They resided in Cleveland and Seven Hills before moving to Medina in 1992. Ruth was an Executive Secretary at Deaconess Hospital and later worked at Crop King in Seville before retiring in 1999. She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Litchfield. Ruth's favorite pastime was being a grandmother.

She is survived by her sons, Shawn (Suzanne) Newman of Spencer, Heath (Karrie) Newman of Lafayette; grandchildren, Nicholas, Cameron, Klorissa (Tyler) Dull and Jacob and great-grandson, Harper.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sister, Dorothy Johnson and brothers Teddy, Rick and George Johnson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the Parker Funeral Home, 202 East Main St., Spencer, (330) 648-2180. Father Edward Suszynski will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M., at the funeral home.

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