Ruth V. Smothers
Ruth V. Smothers, 83, of Galena passed away Thursday (May 31, 2012).
She was a loving mother and grandmother, a lifelong member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and retired from Toledo Scales.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Deborah) Smothers, Catherine (Gary) Law, Donald (Saundra) Smothers, Teresa Cooperider and Joseph (Amy) Smothers; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Morris; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Freddy K. Smothers; son-in-law Ed Cooperider, with whom she made her home; and two sisters and three brothers of the Busic, Morris and VonVille families of Delaware and Franklin counties.
A church service only will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville, with the Rev. David E. Gwinner as celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Africa Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kobacker House or HomeReach Hospice of Delaware. Arrangements are by Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.