portrait picture for Ruth Smith Linxweiler

Wake:Friday 400 to 700 P.M.Mass:Saturday, January 5th, at 11:00 A. M. in St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue.Burial:St. John Cemetery.

Ruth Smith Linxweiler

January 4, 1920 - December 27, 2012

Ruth Smith Linxweiler, 92, formerly of So. Norwalk, passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas, TX, on Dec. 27th.

She was born in Norwalk, the daughter of Katherine (Millburn) Smith and Arthur Herbert Smith.  She is predeceased by her husband, Jacob Linxweiler, who passed away in 1980, and her brother, Herbert Franklin Smith, in 1956.  She is survived by her son, Jacob Linxweiler of Auburn, NH, and his wife, Joanne; and her daughter, Karlene Crowley, and her husband, Bill, of Dallas, TX., as well as seven grandchildren; Jason Gutman, Kaila and Sean Crowley, Jacob, Matthew, Karlene and Justin Linxweiler; also her neice, Kathy (Smith) Picci.

Ruth attended local schools in Norwalk, and graduated from Norwalk High School Class of 1938.  She resided in South Norwalk, where she was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church until 1969, when she relocated with her husband to Newark, DE.  In recent years she resided in Miami, FL., and Dallas, TX.  Ruth loved being around people.  She was always the life of every gathering and could light up a room with her presence.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 5th, at 11:00 A. M. in St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Friday 400 to 700 P.M..


  1. The Norwalk High Class of February 1938 has lost a gem. Although she lived too far away to attend our reunions she was always with us with her notes and letters. On behalf of the class, please accept our sincere condolences. She will be with us in spirit, as we commenorate our 75th reunion this year, and she will always be with us in prayer.

    Michael Errico, President, NHS Cl Feb., ’38

    January 3, 2013
    Michael Errico -

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