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Ruth Smith

October 26, 2008

Ruth A. Smith, 91, of East Lafayette Place, Wilkes-Barre, died on Sunday at Hospice Community Care Unit, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born in Nanticoke, on July 17, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Tracy Hatfield. She graduated from Nanticoke High School and Bucknell Junior College.

Her husband, Jack N. Smith, preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1998.

Surviving are her son, Scott Smith, Wilkes-Barre; daughter Tracy Smith, Santa Rosa, Calif.; grandchild Paige Short, Portland, Ore.

Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with Anita McGowan officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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