Ruth Smith

GARDNER—Ruth L. Smith, 82, of Gardner, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018 at her home.
Born July 19, 1935 in Alton, IL, Ruth Leora was a daughter of James and Leora (Watts) Moody. She worked for Casey’s General Store in Gardner as a cook for 15 years until her retirement. In her free time, Ruth enjoyed gardening, reading and crossword puzzles. She also took great pleasure in spending time with family.
Survivors include three sons: Jeffrey (Missy) Smith, of Gardner; Phillip Smith, of Braceville and Dale Broadway, of Bethlehem, PA; two grandchildren, Chet Broadway and Sarah Broadway, both of Bethlehem; two sisters, Shirley Weese, of Kansas City, MO and Harriet Ross, of New York, NY and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Michael Wilson and two brothers, Thomas Moody and James Moody.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ruth’s memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice.
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Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., 203 Liberty Street in Gardner.