Ruby King Smith Crawford of Beech Grove, Indiana, formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at her residence in Beech Grove, Indiana, having attained the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 19 days. She was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky on Wednesday, April 11, 1934, the daughter of Homer B. and Lenora Craft King. She was a member of Light House Community Church, and a clerk for Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company for thirty years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Milt Smith, after 45 years of marriage, and William T. “Bill” Crawford, after six years of marriage, her brothers, Haskle King, Bernie King, Jackie King, Garvin King, Johnny King, her sisters, Sally Jewell Young, Celeste Ferguson and Marthan Dishman.
She is survived, from her family, by one sister-in-law, The Smiths, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, The Crawford’s, three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, a step-son, Steve and Nancy Crawford, other family members, Deborah Crawford, DeHaan, Betty Jane and David Crawford Vaughn, one step-grandson, Trevor Vaughn, two step-granddaughters, Katie Crawford, Baily (Vaughn) Blissmer, several nieces and nephews, her special friends and care givers, Cindy Church, Matthew and Stephanie Green.
The graveside service was conducted on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Perkins Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky with Matthew “Matt” Green sharing a scripture, eulogy and a prayer.
Some final thoughts from Mrs. Ruby King Smith Crawford, “Just want to thank Norris and New and anyone else that helped during my life and death. I don’t have any words of wisdom or a legacy, just family members I loved dearly and a lot of wonderful friends I cherished. I’ve been through the valleys a lot of times, but this time I‘m going to rest high on the mountain, NO MORE VALLEYS. I’ll be waiting on the other side of Jordan for you, DON’T DISAPPOINT ME.”
Norris-New Funeral Home was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements. Online condolences at www.norris-new.com.