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Ruby Goforth

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Ruby Goforth, the daughter of the late Charlie and Irene Staples Woodruff, was born in Lepanto, Ark., on Feb. 25, 1913, and died at the Sikeston Health Care in Sikeston on Sunday, March 16, 2003, at the age of 90. Mrs. Goforth had lived in the Catron area the past 65 years. She was a retired school teacher and had worked in the Kewanee and Parma public schools. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, the Extension Club, Parma Senior Citizens and was an Ombudsman. On Jan. 25, 1936, she was married to J.L. "Buddy" Goforth in Wilson, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1978. Surviving are one son, Jim Goforth of Catron; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charley Woodruff of Trumann, Ark., John Woodruff of Pangburn, Ark., and Wilford Woodruff of Florida; three sisters, Hazel Woodruff and Opal Ward, both of Trumann, Ark., and Cora Lee Wimpy of Valley View, Ark. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Campbell and Mary Rowland. Visitation was held from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Parma with the Rev. John Girdley of Parma officiating. Interment followed in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.

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