Griffin, 87, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on
December 18, 2016 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
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
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
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
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.
will be received on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from
2 to 4 and 7 to
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.
donations may be made to First United Methodist
Church Kitchen Fund, 200 East North Street, Butler,