Reba Ruth Smith

August 30, 1924July 9, 2020

Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith, 95, of Parkersburg, passed away at Camden Clark Medical Hospital on July 7, 2020. She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on August 30, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Orma Nellie McCoy and Edward Light. Ruth retired from Corning Glass Works where she was a Quality Control Inspector. She was a member of the Liberty Street Church of God since 1940. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and enjoyed going to the Amish Country. She was a very generous person and gave to several charitable organizations. She retired from Corning Glass Works after 32 years of service. Ruth is survived by her sisters, Betty Jo Snyder, and Marjorie Wilcox (Ottie) of Parkersburg, Her spiritual son Joel (Angel) Davis of Parkersburg, nieces, Pam Myers, Jane Knotts, Becky Cheuvront, and Judy Whipkey, and several great nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Pete, daughter Rebecca, son Steven, brother, Ray Light, sister, Hazel Baumgardner and step-mother Hattie Light. Funeral services will be Monday July, 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm. At Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with ministers Adam Myers, and Eric Tucker officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2-4 pm. and 6-8 pm. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 13, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, July 13, 2020


Reba Ruth Smith

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Tammy Husk

July 13, 2020

My husband and I attended Liberty Street Church of God with Ruth. I grew up in the church and remember Ruth always being there, working with the women, going places and singing in the choir. She was a big part of the Liberty Street Family. She was the kindest lady and I know she was always praying for people. She will be missed. Tammy Husk

Donna Epting

July 11, 2020

For Ruth:
“Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, and always near.
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.”
by Anonymous
I can’t remember a time when Ruth was not my sister-in-law; and, am so saddened by her passing. She touched me and many others with her love and strength. I will miss our long telephone conversations.
Much love and much sadness,


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