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Ruth Louise (Johnson) Small, 90, of Hartford beloved wife of the late Herbert Small died peacefully Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. The Daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie (Richmond) Johnson she was born in Newark NJ, on February 28, 1927 where she was raised, and attended Barnard Junior High School and graduated from Henry South Side High School. A resident of Connecticut for over 60 years, she worked at McCook hospital, Royal typewriter and Aetna Life and Casualty. Ruth was an active member of St. Monica's Episcopal Church in Hartford where she taught Sunday school, worked in the food pantry, helped to start the first community feeding program, worked with the Harvest Committee and decorating with the Gala Committee. She also sang with the Harmonizers under the direction of Gerry Wells Jones. Ruth is survived by her niece Cathleen Litchfield, her great nephew Anthony Litchfield and her God-sons Michael Rose and Wayne Smith. In addition to her loving husband, Ruth was predeceased by her sister Jimmie Lee Polly Litchfield. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. at St. Monica's Episcopal Church, 3575 Main St. Hartford. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor has care of the arrangements. Please visit at for online condolences and guest book.