Helen Smith, age 99, of Ashland, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Kingston of Ashland.
She was born at home January 8, 1913, in Ruggles Twp., daughter of the late John Forest and Nora (Stahl) Coates.
She moved to the Ashland area in 1987.
Helen was a graduate of Ruggles High School in the early 1930's. She was a homemaker.
Helen was a lifetime member of the Ruggles Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for 1st and 2nd graders, she sang in the choir and had been president of the Ladies Guild for many years.
Helen had been a member of the Enterprise Club in Ruggles for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Campbell of Wakeman; 1 grandson and 4 granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson "Bud" Smith, whom she married April 4, 1934 and her son, Rodney Smith.
A private burial will take place at the Ruggles Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Ruggles Church, 1364 State Route 224, New London, Ohio 44851.
Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.