BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Ruth Smith, 89, died Aug. 11, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield.
Born Feb. 19, 1917, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late John and Cecelia Bryant Scism, she lived most of her life in the Bloomfield community, where she was a member of Mount Pisgah General Baptist Church at Aquilla.
On Oct. 9, 1936, she married Ernest Smith who preceded her in death on March 4, 2001.
One sister and three brothers also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one daughter, Shirley Walker of Puxico; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. today at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. The Rev. Dean Medlin officiated.
Burial followed in the North Antioch Cemetery near Bloomfield.