A. Ruth "Mom" Smith, 71, died May 4, 2013, succumbing after months of breathing complications from Post Polio Syndrome. Ruth, born in Riverside, CA on September 13, 1941, moved to Smyrna in the early 60's.
Loved by all, she was active in her community as a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, and a Smyrna High School Band Booster in the 70s and 80s. With over a decade at Smyrna High as a substitute teacher and later assistant librarian, she became "Mom Smith" to hundreds of beloved students whose lives were touched by her heartfelt love and caring for them.
She is predeceased by her son, Edward "Eddy" Smith, and survived by her husband, Edgar G. Smith; daughters, Terri Smith Rhodes and husband Scott of Elburn IL, and Megan Smith Mazer and husband David of Doylestown, PA; grandsons, Devin Foschi-Smith, Darren Mazer, and Tyler Rhodes; half-sister Kathy Davis of TN, and half-brother Steve Dunkerken of CA, and stepmom, Arlene Dunkerken of CA.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 11 at The First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, 118 W. Commerce St., where friends may call at 11 a.m. All are welcome to stay at the church after the funeral for a luncheon. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Coach Ed Smith Memorial Fund, c/o First Nat'l Bank of Newtown, 275 S Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901.
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Arrangements are by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Smyrna.