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Ruby Jones Smith

Ruby Smith

Ruby Lucille Smith, 94, of Nobob, Kentucky, died February 3, 2012 at Magnolia Village in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

She was affectionately known as “Mrs. Smith” or “Miss Ruby”. She was the second of eight children born to Ira and Myrtie Olive Jones.

Kenneth C. Smith, her husband, preceded her in death as have her parents, brothers Clifton Jones of Nobob, Kentucky, Kenneth Jones of Nobob, Kentucky, who was killed during his military service in the Korean War, James Brent Jones of Glendale, Kentucky and her sisters, Gladys Pace of Nobob, Kentucky and Roxie Arterburn of Glasgow, Kentucky.

She is survived by her sister, Alma Jones of Glasgow, Kentucky and her brother, Thomas Jones and his wife, Mary Lou, of Nobob, Kentucky, and her brother-in-law Ferrell Arterburn, the husband of her departed sister Roxie Arterburn, of Glasgow, Kentucky. She is survived by her son, Kenneth C. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia of Bowling Green, Kentucky and by her daughter, Corma Cameron and her husband, Mike, of Beaumont, Texas. She is survived by her granddaughter, Jaclyn Lauderback, and her husband, Jason of Chicago, Illinois, and her great-granddaughter, Chloe Anne Lauderback of Chicago, Illinois and her great-grandson Parker Jonathon Lauderback of Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

She leaves many dear friends whom she adopted as family. She had a pure, true loving heart and kept countless people in prayer daily.

Ruby devoted her time to over twenty charitable, civic, educational, religious and political organizations on the local, regional and state levels, known for her love and commitment to the Lord, family, community and country.

Accomplishments and Organizations:

Received Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Secondary Education, with honors, from Western Kentucky State Teachers College in 1943;

Received Masters in Library Science, with honors, from Western Kentucky University 1966;

Teacher of grades 1-8 in one-room school at Holly Hill, Nobob Kentucky, 1929-31;

Teacher Barren County, Kentucky, in one-room schools, 1941-42;

Teacher secondary schools English and Librarian Temple Hill Consolidated School, Temple Hill, Kentucky, 1943-47, 1949-51, 1953-56;

Temple Hill Consolidated School Librarian, 1956-83 retired;

Barren County High School Part-time Librarian;

NEA (Life Member);

Kentucky Educational Association;

Kentucky School Media Association (Secretary 1970-71);

Barren County Education Association (President 1960-62, Treasurer

1979-80);

3d District Retired Teachers Association (President 1991-92);

Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (Vice President 1992-93, President-elect 1993-94, President 1994-95);

Glasgow-Barren County Retired Teachers Association (President 1984-86, 1996-98, Secretary 1989, Treasurer 1990);

3d District Library Association (President 1944, 1966);

Kentucky Library Trustee Association (Board of Directors 1985-98, President

1986-88, 1993-95, Director Barren River Region 1985-97);

Kentucky Library Association;

Trustee Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, 1964-2004;

Barren County Public Library Board, 1969-2001;

Secretary Barren County Public Library Board, 1969-2001;

Held various positions in Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe County for over fifty years;

Secretary/Treasurer of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe County, 1979-2004;

Monroe Baptist Association Woman’s Missionary Union (Director 1968-72, 1979-83, Secretary 1985-98);

Monroe Baptist Association (Librarian, Director 1972-88);

Coordinator AARP Tax Aide Program, 1985-88, District Director AARP Tax Aide Program, 1988-2000, local Chapter Vice President, 1996-98, President, 1999-2000;

Instructor for AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving, 1993-2004;

Board of Directors, Barren County Historical Foundation, Inc. (South Central Kentucky Cultural Center), 1997-2004;

South Central Historical and Genealogical Society (Vice President 1997-98, President (1998-2000);

Trustee Barren County Historical Foundation, 1996-2004;

Secretary Barren County Cancer Society, 1968-70;

Barren County Fair Board, 1969-70;

Leader 4-H Club, 1957-72;

Barren County Republican Women’s Club;

DAR (Member 1997-2012, Edmund Rogers Chapter, Chaplain Edmund Rogers Chapter 1998-2004);

Delta Kappa Gamma (President Delta Chapter 1996-98);

Recipient of Commission for Kentucky Colonel and Earnie Award;

Worked with Sarah Ann Bowers in successful campaign to have Highway 163 renamed the John Muir Highway; and

Assisted Cecil Goode with his various publications concerning local families.

The funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 and visitation will be from 2:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 6, 2012 at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home, 801 N. Race Street, Glasgow Kentucky, telephone: (270) 651-8821. Interment will be at Summer Shade Cemetery, Summer Shade, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barren County Public Library, Glasgow, Kentucky.


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