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Ruth Ann Newkirk

December 23, 1941 — May 18, 2021

Ruth Ann Newkirk, 79, of Covington died a 9:10 A. M. Tuesday May 18, 2021 at Majestic Care in Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born December 23, 1941 at Attica, IN the daughter of Forest Ray Pitzer and Florence Louise (Crudge) Pitzer.

She was a life resident of Fountain County, and attended Veedersburg Schools.  She was employed at Medline 25 years and Covington IGA 20 years before retiring in August 2013.  Ruth enjoyed her family, family gatherings, especially taking care of her grandchildren, and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Ruth married Harold Lee Newkirk June 14, 1959, and they were married sixty-two years before he died October 11, 2019.

Surviving are three children, Pam Whitfield & husband Bruce, Terry Newkirk & fiancee Adeana McCool, Rodger Newkirk & wife Jenny, all of Covington; a sister Jean Clifton & husband Gerald Brown of Covington, a brother Don Pitzer & wife Tami of Bismarck, IL; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Also preceding her in death were her parents, son Dennis Ray, Brother Dale Pitzer, two grandsons, Joshua Newkirk and Michael Whitfield.

Funeral services Monday May 24, 2021 at 1:00 P. M. EDT in Covington First Assembly of God with Pastor Robert Fairchild officiating.  Visitation 11:00 A. M. until 1:00 P. M. time of services.

Memorials to First Assembly of God.  Shelby Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Condolences to the family: .


First Assembly of God Church

Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 421 Market Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions Funeral Service

First Assembly of God Church

Monday, May 24, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 421 Market Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions
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