Winnie Ruth Smith was born February 8, 1925, at Mitchell, to A. Byrl and Clara (Hosmer) Crouch. She grew up and attended Faith Home School in Mitchell. On April 4, 1945, she married Frederic Smith at Salt Lake City, UT. She was employed at Saint Joseph Hospital in Mitchell for many years and also a longtime member of the Faith Missionary Church in Mitchell.
She is survived by one son, Frederic Smith, Sioux Falls, one daughter, Rebecca Ann Heibult, Rolla, MO; four grandchildren: William Smith, Sioux Falls; Dixie Beebe, Minneapolis; Sara Heibult, Rolla, MO; Andrew (Melissa) Heibult, Bella Vista, AR and four great-grandchildren: Zachary (Elizabeth) Smith, Jordan Smith, Troy Beebe and Taylor Beebe and one great-great grandson, Jackson Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred in 1994, two sisters, Naomi Barringer and Elaine Larson and three brothers: Robert, David and Byron Crouch.