November 26, 1942 - September 1, 2021
Andover, Kansas - Andover - Ruth Ann Smith 78, died Wednesday, September 1st, 2021. She was born November 26, 1942 to Virgil and Esther (Heck) Dorsey in Wichita, Kansas.
Ruth was a waitress for many years. She also worked as a CNA while she loved taking care of the Alzheimer patients.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Esther Dorsey; son, Joe A. Poore; grandson, Brett Poore; sister, Paula S. Manes; brother, Jack W. Hicks.
Ruth is survived by her children, LaBretta A. Poore, Chris G. Morrison (Bonnie Harpe), Tisha (Mike) McKay; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 3 honorary grandchildren; sisters, Marie Layton (Betty Behrens), Jessie (Dub) Shepler, and Barbara (Bob) Strong.
Visitation: Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 South Seneca, Wichita, Kansas 67213. Funeral Service: 3:00 pm, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 South Seneca, Wichita, Kansas 67213. Interment will be held at 1:00pm Thursday September 9, 2021 at the King Cemetery in Neosho, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Phoenix Hospice, 3450 North Rock Road Building 200, suite 213, Wichita, KS 67226.
Published by Wichita Eagle on Sep. 5, 2021.