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Services for Ruby Jean Smith, 75, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Friday at Union Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Randall Christy will officiate. A committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Towson Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at a Shawnee hospital. She was born Dec. 18, 1941 at Dumas, Texas, to Fred and Ruby Florence Capps Watson. She attended Eastern Oklahoma State College and received a bachelor's degree from East Central University. She later received a master's degree from East Central.
She married Bobby Lee Smith Dec. 19, 1959. She and her family moved to Ada in about 1970 from Wilburton.
Mrs. Smith was a high school special education teacher, having taught at Panola, Lone Grove, Moss and Sasakwa. She retired in 2001 as a special education director. Mrs. Smith was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church and had directed the Children's Choir for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby, of the home; a daughter, Rhonda Taylor and her husband, Frank, of Ada; four grandchildren, Samuel Lee Villa-Smith, Sara Taylor, Amity Pegg and husband, Tim, and Emily Lee and husband, Aaron; six great-grandchildren, Naomi Taylor, Alyce and Damien Lee, Isaiah Smith and Cadance Smith; and a brother, Bill Watson and his wife, Joye, of Dumas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Randall Lee Smith; three sisters; and a brother.
Published on July 26, 2017
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