Ruth M. Smith 88, of Jefferson, IN, died at 1:30 a.m. August 24, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis, IN. Born March 24, 1921 in Frankfort, IN, to Charles Russell & Eva (Baty) Peterson. She married Harold N. Smith on May 29, 1939 in Frankfort, IN and he preceded her in death on August 31, 1999. Mrs. Smith attended Lincoln School and Frankfort High School. She lived in Frankfort and Jefferson. She worked at Jules Simon and since 1962 she babysat in her home for a total of 156 children. She retired in July of 1999. She was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church and the Antique Tractor Club.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery
1 Son: Robert H. (Charlotte) Smith of Colfax
2 Daughters: Darla (Jim) Stevens of Jefferson and Mary Lou McKinney of Jefferson
2 Sisters: Linda Galey of Florida and Sue Beauchamp of Jefferson
7 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by 1 sister and 5 brothers.
Dear Mary Lou,
I am Ruth Ann Lapham’s youngest sister. I remember many visits to your house with her. I am so sorry that you lost your dear mother. You will be in my prayers.
Rosa Lapham Cameron
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