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Ruth M. O'Mara

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Ruth M. (Brown) O’Mara, 72, Reading, died Nov. 29, 2007, at 8 a.m. in the residence of her granddaughter, Kathleen O’ Mara, West Reading. Her husband, James J. O’Mara Sr., a retired Reading police officer, died March 7, 2007. Born March 21, 1935, in Gibraltar, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Brown and Marcella (Hoffman) Swisher. She was a member of the Jackson Democratic Club and ladies auxiliary and was an avid bingo player. Surviving are three sons: George A. O’Mara, Blaine, Wash.; and Timothy J. and Patrick J. O’Mara, both of Lakewood, Colo.; and two daughters, Cynthia M. (O’Mara) Jackson, wife of Gregory Jackson, Temple, and Kimberly M. O’Mara, Tintah, Minn. Other survivors include two sisters, June (Brown) Pleis, Orlando, Fla., and Barbara (Brown) Mishler, Vero Beach, Fla.; and five brothers: Clarence Brown, Bechtelsville; Robert Brown, Gilbertsville; Nelson Brown, in Missouri; Leroy Brown, Reading; and George Brown, Boyertown. There are also six grandchildren: Clifford, Crystal, Kathleen, Brian Jr., Ashley M., and Ashley D.; two stepgrandchildren, Tara and John; four great-grandchildren: CJ, Tommy, Anthony and AJ; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a stepson, James J. O’Mara Jr.; a stepdaughter, Sharon K. O’Mara; two brothers, Dennis and Teddy Brown; two sisters, Delores (Brown) Mohn and Janet Brown; and a great-granddaughter, Alexus. Services will be private. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

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