West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

ruby-smoot-photoRuby Jean Smoot was born the daughter of Billy Jo Burch and Audra Mae (Langel) Burch on July 2, 1942 in Salem, Arkansas and died on January 6, 2017 in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 74 years.
She was married on August 21, 1958 to Bob Smoot, who preceded her in death on October 12, 2001.
She is survived by one daughter, Bobbie Griffith of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one son, Ron Smoot and wife, Glenda of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Matthew Griffith, Samantha Holdren and Michael Lynch; three great grandchildren; three brothers, David Burch of Salem, Arkansas, Darril Burch of Salem, Arkansas, and Jim Burch of Mississippi; two sisters, Hazel Shelley of Agnos, Arkansas and Imagene Johnson of Ava, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Jo and Audra Mae Burch; her husband, Bob Smoot; one grandson, Philip Waterhouse; and one brother Billy Jo Burch.
Ruby was a school secretary at Mammoth Spring schools for many years. She was also a devoted mother and grandmother.
Ruby enjoyed painting and was especially known for her landscapes. She also liked spending time reading.
She was a Christian and a member of the First Christian Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
She was truly a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services for Ruby Jean Smoot will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Pastor Rick Brothers officiating.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Peggy Ball Hickman
    January 10, 2017 @ 1:04 pm


    I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mother. I will always remember how sweet she was. Prayers for you and all your family. May God Bless you all.

    Peggy Ball Hickman


  2. Janice Bentley
    January 11, 2017 @ 11:06 am

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mother.
    Your mother was loved by many and will be missed by
    I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy and the hope that the kind words of
    your family and friends will make this time a bit easier to bear.
    Most sincerely
    Janice Bentley


  3. Traci Chambers
    January 11, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

    Ruby was such an angel to dad in so many ways. She loved him and took care of him through so much. We are so thankful for her and all she did for him. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. We were blessed to have known her and are grateful for all the happy memories of time spent with her and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God provide you with all the strength and comfort you need.

    Sending hugs from Kansas,
    Traci, Jeff, Britton, Megan, Cooper, Raigan and Jayden


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