Ruth D. Smith

Ruth D. Smith

printed 04/16/2021

Ocean City

Ruth D. Smith, age 83, a lifelong resident of Ocean City and Berlin, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021, after a lengthy illness with her loving family at her side.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Hugh B. Smith; her son, Jamie Ellis-Gaal and wife, Margit, along with her only grandchild, Sawyer, “the apple of her eye;” her step-daughters, Terri Ann Alexander and Wendy Jean Smith, and Terri’s daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Daniel Trusky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rebekah Davis; and her brother, Thomas Davis, Jr.

Her family ties can be traced to Isaac Coffin founder of Ocean City.

Ruth was a member of the first graduating class from Stephen Decatur High School.

She started the “Cradle Roll,” sang in the choir and later became a lifetime member of Stevenson United Methodist Church at Berlin.

She had been a teacher’s aide at Ocean City Elementary School as well as a supervisor for Worcester County Liquor Control Board for nearly 15 years. She volunteered with hospice in both the Ocean City area as well as the Malvern, Pennsylvania area for over five years.

The family wishes to thank Coastal Hospice for their care of Ruth.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Evergreen Cemetery, 10601 Assateague Road in Berlin.

Due to covid-19, masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21802.

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