Obituary - Oct. 29, 2016

Ruth Coleman, 94, of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at a local nursing home. She worked in retail at the Arcade Department Store then later at Sears on Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith; She graduated from Alma High School in Alma and was a resident of Crawford County for many years prior to moving to the Fort Smith area. She was preceded in death by her parents, P.B. and Eunice (Turner) Coleman; one sister, Alameda Anderson; and one brother, Quentin W. Coleman.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Morrison Cemetery at a later date under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by her three nieces, Frela Walden of Rudy, Carolyn Stone of Gatesville, Texas and Vera Langley of Arkoma.

Family will visit with relatives and friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson St., Van Buren.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.