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Mary Ruth Putman

Mary Ruth Putman, age 84, of Ft. Worth, TX, formerly of Mena, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Ft. Worth.

She was born on December 14, 1935 in Iago, TX to the late George Edwards and the late Bertha Brown Edwards. She was married to Durell Putman and was a homemaker.

Mary loved to be around people and particularly enjoyed entertaining in her home; she was a wonderful cook and baker. She made it her mission to visit folks in the local jail, providing them comfort and conversation. She was artistically creative and took much pleasure in decorating and refurbishing her homes with Durell. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by; Daughter, Susan Anderson and husband John of Hurst, TX; Grandchildren, Sam Anderson and Daniel Anderson of Ft. Worth, TX; Sisters Betty Coffman, Florence Clanton and Georgia Rogers. A host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Perry Putman, a brother, Bill Edwards and 2 sisters, Maxine Blackburn and Anna Olson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Northside Church of Christ with John Anderson officiating. Interment follows in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Big Fork under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Pat Riley, Randy Stepp, Alton Dollar, Sam Anderson, Daniel Anderson, and Kevin Atchley.


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