Mon., Jul. 23, 2001
EAST PALESTINE – Ruth H. Smith, 86, of East Main Street, died at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001 at the Inman Boarding Home following a brief illness.
She was born in East Palestine Feb. 26, 1915, a daughter of the late George and Amanda Edwards Barnhouse.
She was employed as a receptionist with Dr. Jack Carpenter until retiring. She served with the U. S. Marines Corps during World War II and was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair L. Smith.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Hollenbaugh, Kathryn Duncan and Virginia Gernert of East Palestine; a son, Robert T. Smith of Columbiana; a sister, Peggy Stewart of Cordova, Ala.; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Ronald Spore will conduct services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glenview Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted th the combined units of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 44579 and American Legion Post 31.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.