Ruth F. Griffin

December 15, 1929 ~ December 18, 2016



Ruth F. Griffin, 87, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 18, 2016 at Butler Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 15, 1929 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Raymond C. Rager and Leona F. (Daugherty) Rager. Ruth worked for First United Methodist Church and was know for her catering throughout Butler County.

Ruth was a Charter Member and Past Royal Matron, Order of the Amaranth, Butler Court 145 White Shrine of Jerusalem and a past member of the Maqueda OES. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 249 Butler, PA. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Griffin is survived by her one son, Vern E. Smith and his wife Donna L. of Butler, PA; one daughter, Cynthia R. Monks and her fiancée Bill Lafferty of Fenelton, PA; five grandchildren, Erann Lynn (Smith) Heltzell and her husband Eric, Jason R Smith and his wife Lyndsey, Shawn R. Smith and his wife Ashley, Samantha M. Swigart and her husband Jay, Alexis H. Monks; three step grandchildren, Lindsay Schweiger and her husband Ricky, Amanda Newcomer and her husband Jonathan, Eric Reinstadtler and his fiancée, Alyssa Yourish; four great grandchildren, Matthew Carter Heltzell, Kinsley Ann Smith, Mason Grant Heltzell, and Bryson R. Smith; four step great grandchildren, Addyson and Emeryson Schweiger, and Giuliana and Makenna Newcomer; a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Eugene LeRoy Smith and her second husband Swannie W. Griffin whom she married on June 1, 1964 and who passed away on January 26, 1995; one sister, and three brothers.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 East North Street Butler, PA, with Pastor Eric Park, officiating.

Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Kitchen Fund, 200 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001.





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