Ruth M (Anthus) Smith age 91, formally of Loogootee, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at St. Charles Place in Jasper. She was born February 25, 1929 in Martin County, Indiana to Homer and Ethel (Crane) Anthus. She married Leland R. Smith on December 15, 1950 in Ft. Lewis, Washington. Leland preceded her in death in September, 1989.
Ruth was a graduate of St. John Catholic High School in Loogootee, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and was a homemaker. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.
Surviving are three daughters, Deborah (Dana) Abshier of Indianapolis, Joy (Ralph) Ausbrooks of Shoals and LaDonna (George) Raney of Loogootee; six grandchildren, Deena Albin, Joshua Ausbrooks, Richard Smith, Lyndsey Inman, Molly Raney and Casey Raney. Ten great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters, Violet, Mary, Veronica and Frances; three brothers, Kenneth, Jerome and Lester; and one great-grandchild, Braylyn Inman.
Funeral services are 3:00 PM Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Father Andrew Thomas and Jim Lilly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Johns Cemetery in Loogootee. Visitation will be 1:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Open Arms Christian Ministry 4516 West St Rd 54 Bloomfield, IN 47424 https://www.openarmschristian.com/
The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.