Ruth Elizabeth Smith, 99, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:45 Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on November 23, 1918 and was raised in Christian County. Ruth was a member of the Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid, IL and played the piano for them often.

She leaves her daughter, Suzanne Grant of So. Carolina, Daughter, Kathleen (Bill) Clements of Arizona, grandson, Todd (Debbie) Grant, of Taylorville, Illinois, granddaughter, Robin (Monty) Brown of Arizona, granddaughter, Heather (Tony) Bertauski, of So. Carolina, and Wendy Clements of Nevada and seven great-grandchildren, Shay Grant, Chad Grant, Morgan Brown, Hayden Brown, Dane Brown, Benjamin Bertauski, and Madeline Bertauski. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Hanna and Jake Buesinger, Husband, Floyd Smith and Sister, Mary Francis Dewhirst.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid, IL. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid, IL with Pastor J. Steven Smith officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Midland United Methodist Church 600 Tower Place, Kincaid, IL 62540


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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