Ruth N. Howard, 77, of Stonefort died at 2:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at her residence.
Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Visitation will begin at noon. The Rev. Jeff Owens will officiate.
Ruth was born on March 13, 1942 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to the late Rad New and Lonie (Houser) Hayes. Ruth married Ronald Howard in Texas more than 25 years ago.
Ruth worked as a certified medical assistant for many years and attended Stonefort General Baptist Church.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Ronald Howard of Stonefort; three stepchildren, Steve Howard of Carrier Mills, Rhonda Hicks of Springfield, Missouri and Pamela Hershey of Springfield, Missouri; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Lloyd New and Virgil Hayes.