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Obituary for Mary Ruth Mulliken (Deal)

Mary Ruth Mulliken, 96, of Oakland, MD, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Garrett Regional Medical Center.

Born July 16, 1927 in McHenry, MD, she was the daughter of the late Edward Deal and Emma (Durst) Deal. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Frank Mulliken; two daughters, Linda Severe and Cindy Butler; six siblings; and her three dog companions, Molly, Bisquit, and Smitty whom she loved for many years. Mary will be sadly missed; she lived a life well lived.

Mary was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper at Railey Realty as well as the Innlet Motel until it closed. Her pastimes were watching Old Westerns such as John Wayne movies and listening to country music, especially by Conway Twitty, George Jones, and Hank Williams.

She is survived by four children, John Mulliken (Sherry), Bayard, WV; Michael Mulliken, New Port Richey, FL; Thomas Mulliken, Oakland; and Lisa Tusing (David), Oakland; two sons-in-law, Frank Severe, Terra Alta, WV and William Butler, Rittman, OH; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Interment will be private and no services are planned.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A. is assisting Mary’s family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for her family at