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Ruth Mae Smith

Died: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Age: 98
of Ortonville.

Born May 5, 1914 in Goodrich to the late Herman and Anna (nee: Rang) Tody. She married Ralph Smith on June 4, 1938 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hadley. He preceded her in death in 1976. She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Smith; four grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Ball, Dennis Ball, Andrea (Joseph) McLeod and Steven Ball; fourteen great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Aaron, Andrew, Austin, Jacob, Kaylin, Megan, DJ, Ella, Kathryn, James, Brianna, Madalyn and Joseph; and one great-great-granddaughter, Lilyana. Preceded in death by eight siblings, Mabel, Frank, Benn, Ernest, Dewey, Clyde, Kenneth and Wayne. Ruth was a farmer, artist and quilter who loved her family. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Edna Burton Senior Center Women’s Club and Christ Lutheran Church in Hadley, where her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Jan.19. Pastor Kelly Todd officiating. Interment will be at Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. To send a private condolence, go to

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com
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