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“She was the sweetest lady ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Suzette Hargett - Beech Creek, KY

“Aunt Ruby was kind, beautiful, and such a sweet lady. She stayed with us when Ronnie was born and I got to live with her during one summer while in...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Willis - Central City, KY

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Ruby was always so good to me when I came and stayed night with kenwyn when I was younger. She was a very special...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kimberly Hudson - Sacramento, KY

“Ruby was one of the best Christian women I've ever known. She was full of beauty and class. I will cherish my childhood memories of such a fine Lady...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Melissa Bruce - Central City, KY

“To Linda, Derek, Ronnie and all of your families,The heart Ruby had for others is a rare gift to the many people who had the privilege to know her...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ruthie Brown - Central City, KY

“Ronnie, Derek, Linda, and Kenwyn, Clarence & I are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Your Mother certainly was a beautiful lady! We pray...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Brenda & Clarence Brewer - KY

“Hi Linda, this is Bonny Larimore, my grandmother lived one house down from your mother on Old South Carolton Rd and we player together as children. I...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Bonny Larimore - CHEYENNE, WY

“May God comfort and keep all of you in the days ahead ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Vicki Wilcox - Greenville, KY

“Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, that's a terrible loss. My love and prayers are with you and your family, may God give you peace and...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Camplin - Greenville, KY

“Gonna miss you Aunt Ruby but i know you are celebrating with mom and the rest of the family in Heaven. Ah the memories of family reunions at Grandma...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Clary - Alberta, VA - Family

CENTRAL CITY - Ruby Smith Rickard, 86, of Central City, died Monday, November 12, 2018, at 4:41AM at her home in Central City. Mrs. Rickard was born October 16, 1932, in Wood, North Carolina. She lived as a Christian Mother and a homemaker that enjoyed planting flowers, fishing at Danny Byars pond, and loved her Kitty Boots. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene F. Smith; second husband Jack L. Rickard; parents Charlie and Ora Bell Radford; brothers Elbert, Y.C., Roy, Vernon, and Ebb; and sisters Gertie, Marylene, and Flo.

She is survived by her sons, Ronnie (Connie) Smith and Derek (Marsha) Smith; daughters Linda Vincent and Kenwyn Rickard; grandchildren Chanda (Andy) Foley, Shawna (Glenn) Cisney, Nicole Smith Harris, Nathaniel Smith, Jared (Alison) Vincent, and Ryan (Jane Ann) Vincent; great-grandchildren Rusti Harris, Tatum Harris, Paige Smith, Taylor Cisney, Reed Vincent, Kate Vincent, and Perry Vincent; great-great-grandchildren Zachary Hughes and Indi Grist; and sisters Linda Hawthrone, Patricia Fleming, and Mae Edwards.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Barry Davis officiating. Burial in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday after 10:00AM at the funeral home. Special thanks to Dr. Kristi Chappell, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Long Term Care, Home Health, MD2U, and Hospice of Western Kentucky, and all of our prayer warriors, friends, and extended family. Online condolences may be made at