Age 84, on Friday, May 23, 2014, of Plum Boro, formerly of Penn Hills. Wife of the late Leon Douglas Smither; beloved mother of Doug (Susan) Smither; grandmother of Brittany and Lindsay; sister of the late Virgil D. Wheeler and Edward F. Wheeler; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ruth was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Unity Fire Dept., and sang with the Royal Way Choir. Friends received Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road) Penn Hills. Services will be held Wed. 11 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Family Hospice at Canterbury Place, 310 Fisk St., Pgh., PA 15201.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 25, 2014