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“Our Dear "Ruth" was a very wonderful friend. Ruth and I have been through alot together. She was loved my many many people. Everybody loved Ruth! ...Read More »
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Ruth Newbrey, 68, of Creston, Iowa died March 17, 2009, at her aunt's home near Greenfield.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2009 at Powers Funeral Home junction of Highways 34 & 25 Creston. Pastor Lauri Greenlee will officiate. Burial will be in the Quincy Cemetery, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family of Ruth Newbrey. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com

Clara Ruth Newbrey, daughter of Mary Hester (Robinson) and Otis Filmore Brown, was born June 27, 1940, in Adams County near Carbon, Ia. She attended Corning Community Schools. On August 18, 1957, she married John LeRoy Eberly in New Market, Ia. They later divorced.

On June 23, 1995, she married Kenneth Newbrey in Grand Island, Neb. Ruth was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include three brothers: Dennis (wife Rusty) Brown of Council Bluffs, Ia., Donald (wife Margie) Brown of Council Bluffs, Ia. and James Brown of Corning, Ia.; three sisters: Christie (husband Ronald) Gillham of Creston, Cheryl Bird of Creston and Janice Fry of Greenfield, Ia.; Aunt Gusta (husband Lloyd) Winkelmann of Greenfield; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, son Otis Ray (Eberly) Fraizer; two daughters: Denise Diana Eberly and Dixie Lynn Eberly and a brother Otis Burdette.