Ella Ruth Smith, 84, of Canton, died on Monday (Sept. 2, 2013) at her residence. She was born on Nov. 28, 1928, in Belpre to the late Willard and Martha Male Ransom. She was a homemaker and a member of the Canton Apostolic Holiness Church.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Smith of Bolivar and Vinton Smith of North Canton; one daughter, Patricia Jackson of Canton; one brother, Wayne Ransom of Columbus; two sisters, Peg Minerd of Belpre and Marianne Jackson of Canton; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vinton Smith Jr.; two brothers, Arthur and Raymond Ransom; and one sister, Naomi Smith.
Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the Mt. Hermon Church near Amesville with Pastor J.R. Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill on the day of the funeral. To send a note of condolence to the family go to www.matheneyfh.com.