2018-06-28 / Obituaries

Ruth E. Smith

Warfordsburg, 71

Ruth Evelyn (Kirk) Smith, 71, Warfordsburg, Pa., died Monday, June 18, 2018, at Doey’s Hospice House, in Hagerstown, Md.

Born December 20, 1946, in Warfordsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert George and Fairy Luttie (VanGosen) Kirk.

She was a member of Hancock Methodist Church, in Hancock, Md., and attended Needmore Bible Church, in Needmore, Pa.

She worked at War Memorial Hospital, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., for 28 years, as a medical transcriptionist.

She was happiest when she was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, and she loved cooking large meals and baking pies for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John R. Smith, Warfordsburg; a daughter, Denise E. Mellott and her husband, Denny, Needmore, Pa.; two sons: Steven T. Smith and his wife, Beth, Downingtown, Pa., and David R. Smith and his wife, Ginny, Warfordsburg; a sister, Alice V. Layton, Warfordsburg; six grandchildren: Justin L. Mellott and his wife, Jenn; Brad R. Mellott, Kayla M. Smith, Megan Smith, A. J. Smith and Catie G. Smith; and three greatgrandchildren: Gaven E., Micah A. and Kylie E. Mellott.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George R. “Bobby” Kirk; and three great-grandsons: Aiden, Malachi, and Tristin Mellott.

A memorial service to honor her life was held June 22, 2018, at Needmore Bible Church. Pastor Doug Poffenberger officiated. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to The American Cancer Society or Hospice of Washington County and Doey’s House.

Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock, Md.

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