Ruth J. Smith

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Ruth J. Smith, 85, of Littlestown, Pa., died Friday, May 18, at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. She was the wife of the late James E. "Smitty" Smith, who died in 2001.

Born March 31, 1927, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of the late John and Edna Lindsay Waltz.

She has worked for Jack Tar Togs and Schottie's Restaurant, both in Littlestown, Westminster Knit and retired from Sylvia Garments, in Littlestown. She also worked for the Littlestown Area School District in its cafeterias.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Robert L. and Melanie Smith, of York Pa., and Michael J. and Joyce Smith, of Westminster; grandchildren Kirstin Prell, of Hampstead, Marni Garland and Kedra Parr, both of San Antonio, Tex.; Samantha Smith, of Manchester, Blake Smith, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Jaclyn Smith, of Hanover Pa.; great-grandchildren Sierra, Nick and Tyler Prell; Brady, Logan, Griffin and Ella Parr, and Averie Garland; sisters Agatha Cashman and Pearl Yingling, both of Westminster, and Janice Morgret, of Hanover, Pa.

She was predeceased by sisters Virginia Smith and Reba Halter; and a brother, William Waltz.

She was a member and actively involved in Bart's Centenary United Methodist Church and was a life member of Alpha Fire Company, both in Littlestown.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bart's Centenary United Methodist Church, 50 E. King St., Littlestown, with the Pastor Charles H. Reinaker officiating.

A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown. Interment wil follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg.

Memorial contributions may be offered to M.T.A. (Maryland Troopers Assoc.) Christmas for Kids, P.O. Box 803, Westminster, MD 21157.

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Published in Carroll County Times on May 20, 2012