Ruth M. Smitley

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 17, 2020


Ruth M. “G.G” Hodge Smitley, 98 of Finleyville, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 18, 1921 to the late David Hodge and Anna Kennedy Hodge. Ruth was the loving wife and best friend to the late George L. Smitley for 51 years before his death at the age of 72. Ruth enjoyed her role as a domestic engineer where she could care for her family and give them the best life possible. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann (George) Adams of Finleyville, her daughter Mary Lincoln of Point Marion, her daughter Priscilla Martin of McKeesport, and her son George (Judy) Smitley of Jefferson Hills. Ruth is also survived by her sisters MaryJane McCorkle of Elizabeth and Alice Bucy of Indiana. Ruth was preceded in death by her two daughters Ethel Porter and Alice Lewis as well as her brothers Clyde, David, Robert, and John Hodge. She was also preceded by her sisters Margaret Swarz, Annamae Core, and Gwendolyn Hodge.

Ruth was a member of the Church of God in Monongahela where she enjoyed going for her weekly services. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and doing the things she loved the most. One of her favorite things to do was to hear about her many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Friday March 20,2020 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025 from 10am to 1pm with a service taking place at 1pm.

The service will be followed by interment at Lebanon Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to  The Church of God at 531 W. Main street Monongahela PA 15063. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published March 17, 2020.

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