Ruth Irene Demand age 94 of Sedalia passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia.

She was born on September 16, 1920 in Benton County, Missouri daughter of Roe and Amanda Griffiths Smith. Ruth was a member of Parkview Christian Church in Sedalia. She volunteered at the Sedalia Senior Center. Ruth enjoyed art and attended classes at State Fair Community College. She enjoyed painting, drawing and also collecting dolls.

She loved spending time with her family. She is survived by one son; Joe Slater of Columbia, MO, three grandsons and four granddaughters. She was preceded by her husband; Roderic Demand, one son; William (Buzzy) Williston, one daughter; Sandra Leach. Memorial Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 3, 2014 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Brown officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until service time on Monday. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Ruth I. Demand Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. You may leave condolences online at