Ruth Newton, 91, of Gentry, died June 13, 2023, at her home.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1932, to Arthur Patton and Ruth Edgar Patton in Custer County, Okla. She enjoyed quilting, attending church, her flower garden, spending time with her family, and caring for her fancy chickens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, J.B. Newton; son, Gary Newton; one brother, Bobby Patton; and one sister, Merry Patton. Smith.
She is survived by one son, Gene Newton and wife Susan of Gentry; one daughter, Gail Newton Lyle and husband J.D. of Tontitown; one daughter-in-law, Cory Newton of Siloam Springs; seven grandchildren, Brad Doss and wife Daila of Fayetteville, Cristina Copeland and husband James of Springdale, Rachel Newton of Gentry, Jonathan Newton and wife Janae of Gentry, David Newton and wife Ashleigh of Siloam Springs, Matthew Newton and wife Shawna of Waco, Texas, and Tyler Newton and wife Sarah of Siloam Springs; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Patton of Oxford, Kan.; and one sister, Joan Anderson of Tulsa, Okla.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Sager Creek Community Church in Siloam Springs. Flowers can be delivered to Sager Creek Community Church on Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.