March 2, 2018
Ruth Darnell Nokes age 58 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday night, February 28, 2018 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born July 29, 1959 to her parents, Frank Don and Ruby Hale Driver. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Nokes. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 3 children, Joe (Jennifer) Nokes of Smithville, Donald (Candice) Nokes of Lebanon and Crystal McCorkel of Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Amy Nokes, Sarah Nokes, Leeah Nokes, Derek Willey, Taylor Nokes, Jacob Nokes, Kaitlin (Justin) Harn, Christopher Rus, Timothy Rue and Alya Donatto; 2 great-grandchildren; parents, Don and Ruby Driver of Smithville; 2 sisters, Kathy Brown and Jeanette Cox both of Smithville and companion, Joe E. Watson of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Mt. Ararat Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2 PM until 8 PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.