Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ruth A. Smith, 80, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital in Aurora. She was born on May 10, 1933, daughter of Allan and Freda (Cutbirth) Baker, in Galena. On Oct. 20, 1962, she was united in marriage to Howard E. Smith.

Survivors include: one daughter, Trudy Blankenship and her husband, Sam, of Jenkins; one son, Tony Rinker and his wife, Judy, of Stockton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers; and five sisters.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; one son, Edward "Ed" Smith; one daughter, Pam Chastain; and one brother.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.