Ruby E. Smith


Ruby E. Smith left this world on Monday August 1, 2011.  At the age of 91 she was part of this country’s Greatest Generation.  She spent her last few weeks at the Kansas City Hospice House.  They provided excellent care for her and were sensitive to her families needs at this difficult time.

Ruby was born In Lexington. Missouri but spent most of her life in Wyandotte County, Kansas.  The area she loved the most was Laurie, Missouri where she spent 20 years near the end of her life.  The past few years she spent with some of her children in Shawnee, Kansas.  She was a life long member of the Community of Christ Church.  She was always very active in her church and eventually became a Deacon.

Survivors include her children Nancy Bell of Versailles, Missouri, Dick Smith of Climax Springs, Missouri, Larry Smith of Lamar, Missouri, Jerry Smith of Shawnee, Kansas, Steve Smith of Kansas City, Kansas, Kenny Smith of Shawnee, Kansas, Randy Smith of Kansas City, Missouri, their spouses and partners.  She also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 42 great-grand children and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

 A  memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 12:00 pm at the Community of Christ Church, 909 Sheidley Avenue, Bonner Springs, Kansas.  This will be followed by a grave-side service at 2:00 pm at the Chapel Hill Cemetery 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Memory of Ruby Smith to Kansas City Hospice House 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145. 

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