February 8, 2023

Ruby Louise Smallwood

Ruby Louise Smallwood, age 92, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. She was born November 19, 1923 in Newlin, TX, the daughter John Nelson and LaVeda (Monroe) Helm. 

She was a resident of Liberal for 68 years. 

She was a homemaker and had worked at the Ben Franklin and Woolworth Stores in Liberal. 

On February 17, 1946, she married Clyde Allen Smallwood in Memphis, TX. He died on December 15, 2009. 

She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and the Sunshine Circle Club. 

Survivors include: 
2 Daughters Judy Harlow and husband Gary Liberal, KS 
Shelle Troutner Liberal, KS 

1 Brother Jack Helm and wife Billie Ft. Worth, TX 

3 Sister-in-laws Betty Helm Pampa, YX 
Myrtle Helm Childress, TX 
June Helm Liberal, KS 

4 Grandchildren Teri Mangold and husband Edward, Keri Harlow, Michael and Chris Troutner. 

3 Great Grandchildren Jordan Mangold, Gina Miller and husband Devin and Sierra Harlow. 

She was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Son Terry Wayne Smallwood, 6 Brothers John Nelson Helm, Jr., George Francis Helm, Ralph Helm, William A. “Bill” Helm, James Leon Helm and Bobby Ray Helm and 1 Sister Betty Helm. 

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Fellowship Baptist Church or the Fellowship Baptist School in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS. 

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Fellowship Baptist Church, Liberal, KS with Pastor Bill Prater presiding. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery.  

Visitation will be 1:00 to 5:00 pm Sunday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday at Brenneman Funeral Home.