Ruth Mary Smith
Ruth Mary Smith
  • December 21, 1930 - September 24, 2017
  • Cary, North Carolina

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Ruth Mary Smith, 86, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 24, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

Ruth was born to the late Franklin and Frieda Brethauer in Pittsburgh, PA on December 21, 1930.

She attended Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh and worked in Pediatrics after graduation from nursing school. She met George Alfred Smith at Danceland in West View Park, PA. They were married after several months of courting and it was her husband, George, who led her to the Lord. She and George raised three children in the love and admonition of God. She returned to nursing after her children were grown and worked in OB/GYN nursing before she cared for George, who had cancer, until his death. After that, she continued to work as a nurse for Port Authority Transportation in Pittsburgh, PA. Her greatest love was serving the Lord in word and deed and she spent many hours serving others by teaching in her church's Sunday School, youth groups, Pioneer Girls and short-term medical mission trips. She was a woman of strong faith and her legacy was sharing God's love and promises through personal relationships with others.

Ruth is survived by her sons Doug and Scott; her daughter, Lynne, and grandchildren Nathan and Eric Smith, Ashley and Zachary Smith, and Maureen and Kelly Dolan. She is preceded in death by her husband, George A. Smith, and sister Jean E. Christie.

The family gratefully declines flowers and donations but want you to sharing in our joy that Ruth is finally safe and secure with her Saviour. Please feel free to drop in at the home of Lynne Dolan (4501 Wee Burn Trail in Raleigh, NC 27612) on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm to celebrate her passing.