Ruth Ann Smith, 81, of Shadyside, Ohio died Monday September 19, 2016 at Liza’s Place Wheeling, WV.
Ruth Ann was born August 15, 1935 in Martins Ferry, Ohio a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Servais Smith.
Preceding her in death was her first husband, James Bennington in 1960.
Surviving is her husband of 50 years, Clarence Smith, Her children; Sherry (Donald) Foster of Bellaire, OH, Holly (Juan) Penhos of Tiffin, OH, James (Cathy) Bennington of Martins Ferry, OH, Mark (Laura) Bennington of Shadyside, OH and Betty Jo (Rob) Scouler of Wheeling, WV, 2 brothers, Harry (Norma) Smith of Temperance, MI and Ronald (Joyce) Smith of Martins Ferry, OH, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Wednesday 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio where services will be held at 10am Thursday with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.
Burial follows in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place (CLICK HERE) or the Shriners Hospital for Children (CLICK HERE) by going to TMCFunding.com.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.
Our deepest condolences from Gary and Kristi Bopp in Austin. Love and prayers to all of our family.
Holly and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss ” You can only have one Mother, Patient, kind and true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you”. God Bless you and your Family. Love Kim W.
Uncle Junior, Ruth Ann will greatly be missed – May God give you and the your family the strength doing this time……love you, your niece Bonnie
Sherry, Holly, Jim, Mark and Betty Jo. It’s been a hard year for all of us who have sprung from the Bennington well. A mom and two wonderful aunts in the same year. It’s tough, but we find a way to move forward because that is what those who came before us would have us do.
In this time of sadness, know that LaRita, Jeremy, Brian and I share a bit of that sadness and we stand with you in honoring your mother. We are family.
Uncle Junior, our family sends condolences to you and the children. She will be greatly missed by all. Your niece, Julie White