Ruth D. Smith, 82, Racine, passed away unexpectedly at 10:50 p.m. on June 13, 2012, at the Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Born on July 3, 1929, in Racine, she was the daughter of the late Curtis D. and Bertha Eaton Johnson.
She retired as a custodian from the Southern Local School District after twenty one years of service. She was a member of the Morning Star United Methodist Church and the Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Post #53 of Meigs County. She also loved to crochet.
She is survived by her husband, Delbert Smith, of Racine, whom she married on June 17, 1949, in Greenup, Kentucky; her five sons, Larry (Lisa) Smith, of Racine, Garry (Melissa) Smith, of Racine, Terry (Mary) Smith, of Racine, Barry (Melinda) Smith, of Racine, and Perry Smith, of Racine; her grandchildren, Sandi Smith, Mathew (Maggie) Smith, Brandon Smith, Bryan Smith, Ryan Smith, Jeremy (Christie) Smith, Jonathan (Jamie) Smith, Kenda Smith, Jessica (Gary) Cooper, Justin (Andrea) Smith, Chelesa Smith, and Gage Smith; great-grandchildren, Garrett Smith, Will Smith, Wyatt Smith, Weston Smith, Ella Cooper, Lila Cooper, Taylor Cottrill, and Jace Smith. Her sisters, Eileen Cartwright, of Nashville, Tennessee, and Della Mae Sauer, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, also survive.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers, Harry R. Johnson, Roy H. Johnson, Dale R. Johnson, and Clyde C. Johnson; her brothers-in-law, Glenn Cartwright and John Paul “J.P.” Sauer.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine, with Rev. Arland King officiating. Interment will follow in the Letart Falls Cemetery. The grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.