McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Ruth Gean Groce Smith Capps


   Ruth Gean Groce Smith Capps, 88, Summer Shade, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at T J Samson Hospital. Born July 20, 1932 in Peytonsburg, KY she was a daughter of the late John and Noxie (Perkins) Groce.

   Ruth worked at sewing factories and farmed. She was an active member of her community helping with Beaumont Cemetery, Branstetter Park, and an active member of the Goodson Chapel Methodist Church.

   Survivors include one brother Preston (Judy) Groce, Edmonton; 2 step sons, Stevie (Glenda) Capps, Summer Shade and Phillip (Rachel) Capps, Shepherdsville; nieces, Connie Jo (Kenny) Humes and Sharon Norris (Chuck); great niece and nephew Casey (Brian) Brown and Kaleb Humes; great great niece, Hadley Humes; and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were her 2 husbands, Rondell Smith and James Capps; one brother Ewing Groce; and sister Betty Norris.

   A private family funeral, with limited capacity, will be held Sunday, October 18, 2020, 2:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brothers Joe Wilcoxson and Meryl Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaumont Cemetery.  A walk through visitation will be Saturday, October 17, 2020, 4:00-8:00 P.M. and on Sunday, October 18, 2020, 8:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Beaumont Cemetery at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

    Due to Covid restrictions mask must be worn, temperature taken and social distancing encouraged.

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