Ruby M. “Nan” Smith

April 27, 1920 ‒ August 24, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Ruby M. “Nan” Smith, 96, formerly of Potter Street, Delaware, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Better known as “Nan”,  she was born on April 27, 1920 in LaRue, Ohio, daughter of the late Thomas and Mamie (Caskey) Wigle.  She had lived in Delaware for the past sixty-three years, where she was a member of the Grandmother’s Club.  She had been an avid collector of signed pictures of former President’s of the United States, along with their wives.  Her most enjoyed time was spent with her family, and especially the time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara A. Sullivan of Delaware, with whom she made her home, Betty L. (Albert “Sid”) Brown of Ashley and Ruby L. Seibert of Delaware;  numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents that had preceded her in death, was her husband, Paul L. Smith, on September 14, 1986.

A graveside memorial service Celebrating the Life of Ruby M. “Nan” Smith,  will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in the Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 South Sandusky Street, Delaware.

Following the burial, the family would like to invite all family and friends to join them for a gathering at the Westfield Community Church, 880 County Road 21, Ashley, OH 43003.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware, is honored to be serving the family of Ruby M. “Nan” Smith.

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  • I will miss my grandmother a lot. She has a special place in my heart. She has made a very big impact on my life.

  • So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I have many fond memories of our weekends together. Love, Mary Lou Stanley Wilgus

  • So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. Great lady! I am glad I was able to see her recently.
    Jeanette from Dr. Meckler’s office.

  • Nanny was a great woman and a great, great grandmother she was beautiful and very wise and she will be missed.

  • Dear Barb, Betty, & Ruby + Extended Family:
    What a lady & what a most positive personality. She was there with our family my whole life including @ my Mother’s & Father’s passing. She was always smiling even when her diagnosis was failing. I have letters that she sent to my wife, Debbie, & me during the last 9 months. We will cherish them. God bless you & God bless Ruby.
    Debbie & Barney Lyons

  • Sorry to hear about Ruby. What a great lady and we have been very happy living this close to Ruby as she was the best neighbor in the neighborhood as we have been her neighbor every since Paul & Ruby bought the house on Potter St. I am sure she is going to be missed by a lot of people. I want to wish her family the best of luck getting through these hard Times.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Ruby was a “staple” on Heffner street. Such a beautiful lady and I think all the kids who lived there knew her too. I lived next door to Dr. Jim Parker so, I talked with her a lot. Such a nice woman.
    May she rest in peace .

  • Dear Smith Family,
    The entire Flahive clan feels a such a loss. Ruby was at our home every Tuesday to help our mother with cleaning and all of the chores that went along with a big family. She was such a kind sweet woman and we all will cherish the wonderful memories we have of your mother. God Bless her and we will keep all of you in our prayers. With love, Babs Flahive Farkasovsky