DECEMBER 23, 1928 -FEBRUARY 25, 2009

GROVE - Elizabeth Ruth Smith, 80, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Grove General Hospital.  Ruth was born in Winfield, KS on December 23, 1928 to Ward and Aletha Mead.

She was married to Charles for 49 loving years.  Together they adopted two children and raised them in their home in Wichita, KS and later Valley Center, KS.   She received her education at Kansas State University and went on to work for Wichita State University and later the Wichita Public School system. For over 35 years she taught Wichita school children on science and biology.  She taught at Wichita Heights and Southeast High Schools and Truesdell Middle School.

Ruth is survived by her Husband Charles of Grove, Daughter Susan Waedle of Grove, Son Alan Smith of Atlanta, four grand children, two great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Vera Clark.

 A service was performed on Thursday, February 26th at the family home in Grove, with another memorial service to follow in Wichita, KS at First Presbyterian Church on March 9th at 11:00am.  In lieu of flowers the family asks you donate your time and energy to your local Public School system and Humane Society.

Funeral services provided by Funeral Services of Grand Lake of Grove, OK.  Online condolences may be made at www.funeralservicesofgrandlake.com.