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Mary Ruth Thompson

(November 24th, 1921 - September 6th, 2011)

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Mary Ruth Thompson, 89, Ozark, MO, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2011, in North Park Village Assisted Living, Ozark, Mo. She was born November 24, 1921, nine miles east of Marshfield, MO, the daughter of Clark Hubbard and Grace Ann (Hyder) Davis. On January 3, 1940, she was united in marriage to Luther Martin Thompson in Marshfield, MO, for over 65 years. This union of marriage was blessed with two wonderful sons, Ralph L. and Martin W. Thompson. Mary Ruth and Luther lived on a farm near Diggins, MO, for 37 years. In 1988, they moved to Conway, MO and continued farming. In June 2003, due to Luther’s failing health, they moved to Ozark to be near family. Mary Ruth loved life on the farm where she enjoyed watching deer and turkey and especially enjoyed feeding her humming birds. She also gained pleasure through reading and skeet shooting with Luther. Mary Ruth was a caring and gracious lady who always appreciated her many friends and was truly grateful for their help, kindness, and friendship. Mary Ruth was baptized in 1973 by Rev. Roy Cantrell in Seymour. She reaffirmed her faith in January 2008 with Pastor Ted Spencer of Sparta Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther in 2003; her parents; one brother Perry Davis; one sister Gladys Rost; one niece and one nephew. Mary Ruth is survived by her sons, Ralph L. Thompson, and wife Katrina of Berea, KY, and Martin W. Thompson, and wife Karen of Ozark, MO; two granddaughters Miranda Allison, and husband Brad and daughter Alivia Allison of Ozark, and Alison Ulrich, and husband Aaron and stepson Carver of Nixa; very special friends Imogene Gard and Rick and Sandy Wade of Ozark; Julie Smith of Diggins; special aunts Ida McCormack of Marshfield and Vida Gann of Buffalo; several nieces, nephews, and many loving friends. Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 8, 2011 in Seymour Masonic Cemetery, Seymour, MO under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3250 S. National Avenue, Springfield, MO. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

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