Ruth A. Smith
February 23, 1922 - May 07, 2012
Funeral: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel
Calling: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Ruth A. Smith, 90, of Kendallville died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Smith was a lifetime area resident.
She was a homemaker, and, along with her husband owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Auburn from 1967 until their retirement in 1980.
Ruth was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville and a charter member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She enjoyed going to the YMCA in Kendallville for swim exercise.
She was born February 23, 1922, in Kendallville to Sheridan and Rachel (Riehm) Carter. On January 23, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church, West Fairfield, she married Charles N. “Bud” Smith. He preceded her in death on October 21, 2011.
Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Melinda “Linda” Napier of Campton, Kentucky, Sherrill “Sherry” Vaughn-Eash and Gerald Eash of Shipshewana, and Pamela “Pam” Hanes and her companion, Van Smith of Waterloo; two sons, Charles Carter Smith of Waterloo and Kendall Smith of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and one great great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by a brother, George Carter; and two sons-in-law, Rex Vaughn and Earl Napier.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Paul B. Griebel officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
Calling is Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Friday.
Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.
View a video tribute after Thursday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
Grandma... I miss you so much. I still hear your voice everyday. Grandpas too. I have your number and moms still in my phone. I wish you could meet the man I am going to marry. This one will be good. I love you.
Ruth I learned much from you about warmpth, caring, generosity, having a hearty laugh,and family togtherness. I was a 15 year old kid when I was making curlie tops --- and now I am over 60, thank you for your input in my life.
Pam, We are sorry for your loss. We remember your parents very well. Our thought & prayers go to you & your family. Jerry & Jan DeLong
sorry to hear about your mother god be with u all donna gienger
DEAR PAM, SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER, BUT WE KNOW SHE WANTED TO BE WITH DAD. YOUR MOTHER WAS A LOVELY LADY AND ALWAYS WOULD FLASH A SMILE OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. JERRY AND JO HART ANDREA HART-CARPER AND SON BRANDON GARY AND JUDY HART
Thank you Ruth for being in my life you were a blessing from God and will always be in my heart. You are the only Grandmother I have had since my Grandparents all passed on before I could remember. I remember playing my Iphone and you just loved the Big Band music and were wanting one of those Iphones to play music on...I will definitely dance with you in Heaven.. Love Alan