Ruth L. Smith, age 91 of Cutler, IL, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.
in Fair Acres Nursing Home, DuQuoin, IL.
Ruth was born on November 26, 1918 in Conant, IL, a daughter to Theodore N. and Lillian
(Wagner) Schaudt. On October 18, 1947, she married Dale A. Smith in Conant, IL at the
Trinity Lutheran Church and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2006. Ruth was a
lifelong member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Conant, IL and also a member of the
Homemakers Extension Association. She actively canvassed for the American Cancer Society
and worked in St. Louis for Curtis-Wright Aircraft during WW II. Ruth was a loving wife
and mother who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
Ruth is survived by three children, Joyce (Paul) Pyatt of Pinckneyville, IL, Thomas
(Mardy) Smith and Mark (Kimberly) Smith of Campbell Hill, IL; five grandchildren, Nathan
(Kristi) Pyatt, Tami (Kevin) Fagerland, Ryan (Jaime) Smith, Ethan (Amber) Smith and
Brittany Smith; seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, Lois (Oren) Smith, Anita Schaudt
and Pat (Harold) Lieurance; and two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Smith and Betty Ezekiel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one grandson, Tyler Smith.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Conant, IL on Tuesday, March 2,
2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Randall Moritz officiating. Interment will be in Galum
Presbyterian Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.
Friends may call at Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m., on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and then at the church from 10:00
a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Trinity Lutheran Church.