Ruth C. Davis Smith

Ruth C. Davis Smith

Dundee: Ruth C. Davis Smith, age 84, of Dundee, NY died Sunday January 29, 2017 at The Homestead, in Penn Yan, N.Y.

Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Monday (Feb. 6) in Grove Mount Cemetery, Himrod, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company, or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.

Ruth was born March 3, 1932 in Dundee, NY, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Arminta (Kress) Davis. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1949. On December 19, 1951 in Canandaigua, NY she married Clarence A. Smith, who passed away on June 19, 1981. A life long area resident, she was baptized in the Himrod Baptist Church, attended the former Starkey Methodist and sang in the choir, and was a past member of the Starkey Women’s Group. In more recent years Mrs. Smith attended the Dundee Presbyterian Church; was active in the Dundee Senior Citizens, and volunteered for the Dundee Santa Fund. In her spare time she loved reading, and socializing.

She is survived by her 2 brothers Arthur K. “Art” Davis of Hudson, FL, and Charles M. “Bud” (Jean) Davis of Freedom, PA; several special nieces and nephews; and her loving caregivers Helen Halbritter, & Judy Duquette at the Sunset House in Dundee, NY.

Besides her parents and husband she was pre-deceased by a sister Mrs. E. David “Alpha” Decker in 2000.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting

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