Ruth Beatrice Smith was the daughter of Henry Swing Smith and Mary Abigail Gibson. She had 5 brothers and two sisters. Ruth basically raised her younger brother, Leland Eugene Smith. She put her life on hold until he was grown and ready to marry. Ruth married Robert Glenn Conder on January 13, 1936. Ruth died from complications of the premature birth of her first child, Marilyn Ruth. The dates on her headstone are in error.