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Mrs. Ruth E. Smith

By Joshua Smith

LeRoy/Stafford - Mrs. Ruth E. Smith, 69, of Stafford, a school teacher for 15 years prior to her retirement in 1993, died Thursday, June 10, 2010at her home, in the town of Stafford.

Mrs. Smith was born March 19, 1941 in Dunkirk, a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Marion (Mansfield) Weiss.

She was a charter member of Bethel Baptist Church (established in 1978), was a 1959 graduate of Hamburg High School and graduated in 1963 from Houghton College with a BA in English. She was the church pianist and served in Children's Ministries and was the church clerk. 

She taught at the Pembroke Central, Pavilion Baptist Christian and North Baptist Christian Schools.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence M. Smith whom she married February 12, 1966; four children, Daniel L. (Tasha) Smith of Byron, Steven M. (Denise) Smith of Lebanon, IN, Elizabeth (Robert) Corcimiglia of South Byron and Andrew M. (Stacey) Smith of Batavia; a brother, John Weiss of OH; 4 sisters, Bonnie Weiss of Buffalo, Carol Weiss of Nyack, Nancy (Sean) Meade of CA, Joanne (Davey) Janus of SC.  

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 1 niece and 1 nephew.  

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street, Batavia. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethal Baptist Church, 7484 W. Bergen Rd, Bergen, NY 14416. Burial will be in North Byron Cemetery.


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