Ruth Faye Gouldman, 76

Published 5:50pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

Born: Sept. 30, 1936

Died: March 6, 2013

Ruth Gouldman, 76, of Niles, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Lakeland Hospital in Niles, following an extended illness.


Ruth was born on Sept. 30, 1936 in Stoddard County, Missouri to the late Alfred and Mary (House) Gouldman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Marjorie Jarman and Norma Jarman, and two brothers; Cletius Gouldman and John Gouldman, four nephews; Rex and Jeff Jarman, Ted Gill and John Gouldman and a niece Christie Gouldman.

Ruth is survived by her twin brother Buford “Ray” (Jean) Gouldman of Niles, her nieces and nephews; Mattie (Bernie) Beaudoin, Duane Gouldman, Terry Oxender, Travis Jarman, Robin (John) Doonan, Julie (Bob) Russell, Tammie Gouldman, David (Gloria) Gouldman, Eddy Bell (Darrel) Chappl.

Ruth was very passionate about animals and enjoyed spending time outdoors.  She had a tender heart and was always there for her nieces and nephews.  Everyone always said she had a kind heart.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service held at home of her niece Mattie Beaudoin a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Mattie Beaudoin at 1382 Airport Rd. in Niles.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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