Ruby Smith age 93 of Salem

Ruby Smith age 93 of Salem


Ruby Smith age 93 of Salem passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Ruby was born Feb. 10, 1924 in Smithville, Arkansas the daughter of the late John and Alta Mae Kennedy.

Ruby was a vibrant member of her church community as a 50-year member of Enon Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, and above all, taking care of her family and friends. She is known as ‘Grandma Ruby’ to all those who know and love her. Ruby spent the past two years at Garden Villa in Bloomington where she served as President of the Residents’ Council.

Ruby is survived by a son: Edward Smith (Janet) of Salem, a daughter: Janice Moore (Randall) of Spanish Fort, Alabama, grandchildren: Scot Smith (Leisha) of Salem, Todd Smith (Susie) of Salem, Amanda Craft (John) of Bloomington, Cynthia Able (Kris) of Indianapolis and Chris Mosier of Scottsburg, great grandchildren: Sarah Hamilton Ehlers, Branson Smith, Straton Thomas, Kassidy Smith, Ava Craft, Audrey Craft, Cager Able, and Ruby Able, great-great grandchildren: Moxon Ehlers and Cohen Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Boone Smith (married Sept. 1942), two sisters and five brothers.

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home.

Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.