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Ruby Lucille Smith, American librarian.


Smith, Ruby Lucille was born on September 19, 1917 in Nobob, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of James Ira and Myrtie Olive (Crabtree) Jones.


AB, Western Kentucky State Teachers College, 1943. Master of Arts, Western Kentucky State Teachers College, 1966.


Teacher rural schools, Barren County, Kentucky, 1941-1942. Teacher secondary school English, library Temple Hill Consolidated School, Glasgow, Kentucky, 1943-1947, 49-51, 53-56, school library, 1956-1983. Secretary Barren County Cancer Society, 1968-1970, Barren County Fair Board, 1969-1970.

Leader 4-H Club,1957-1972, county member Barren County. Coordinator tax-aide program American Association of Retired Persons, 1985-1988, district director, 1988, local chapter vice president, 1996-1998, president, 1999. Board of directors Barren County History Foundation Inc., 1997.

Trustee Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library., 1964, Barren County Public Library., 1969, secretary, 1969. Instructor 55 Alive Mature Driving American Association of Retired Persons, 1993.


Secretary Barren County Cancer Society, 1968—1970, Barren County Fair Board, 1969—1970. Leader 4-H Club, 1957—1972. Coordinator tax-aide program AARP, 1985—1988, district director, 1988—2000, local chapter vice president, 1996—1998, president, 1999—2000, instructor 55 Alive Mature Driving, since 1993.

Secretary Oak Grove Baptist Church, since 1979. Council member Barren County. Board directors Barren County History Foundation, Inc., since 1997.

Trustee Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library., since 1964, Barren County Public Library. Board, 1969—2001; secretary Barren County Public Library., 1969—2001. Trustee Barren County History Foundation, since 1996.

Member National Education Association (life), Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky School Media Association (secretary 1970-1971), 3d District Library. Association (president 1944, 66), Barren County Education Association (president 1960-1962, treasurer 1979-1980), 3d District Retired Teachers Association (president 1991-1992), Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (vice president 1992-1993, president-elect 1993-1994, president 1994-1995), Glasgow-Barren County Retired Teachers Association (president 1984-1986, 96-98, secretary 1989, treasurer 1990), Kentucky Library. Trustee Association (board directors 1985-1998, president 1986-1988, 93-95, director Barren River region 1985-1997), Barren County Republican Women's Club, Monroe Association Woman's Missionary Union (director 1968-1972, 79-83, secretary 1985-1998), Monroe Association Bapts.

(library director 1972-1988), Kentucky Library. Association, South Central History Society (vice president 1997-1998, president 1998-2000), Daughters of the American Revolution (chaplain Edmund Rogers chapter since 1998), Delta Kappa Gamma (president Delta chapter 1996-1998).


Married Kenneth Cornelius Smith, December 25, 1946. Children: Kenneth Cornelius, Corma Annual.

James Ira Jones

Myrtie Olive (Crabtree) Jones

Kenneth Cornelius Smith

Kenneth Cornelius Smith

Corma Annual Smith