Ruth S. Smith 1933-2019

WAYNE — Ruth Sara Smith, age 86, died on Saturday, July 13, 2019, under hospice care in Orwell, with her family by her side.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1933, in Johnston, a daughter of Hilda Folsom and Harrison Beach Wells.

Ruth is a lifelong area resident and a 1951 graduate of Johnston High School, where she was class valedictorian.

On July 14, 1952, she married Robert Clive Smith.

Ruth worked for Packard Electric for seven years. She was the owner and operator of the Waynewood Resturant in Wayne for 27 years. Ruth was a member of the Wayne Congregational Church and Wayne Missionary Society. She enjoyed baking, cooking, birdwatching, going square dancing and taking care of her lawn.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaretta Wells; and two brothers, Devilla Wells and Chancey Wells.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Robert Smith of Wayne; two sons, Mark W. Smith of El Paso, Texas, and Curtis L. Smith of Fishers, Ind.; and two grandsons, Ryan McGill Smith and Ian Robert Smith.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 or at www.cancer.org.

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, Kinsman, Ohio, is handling arrangements. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com

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