Ruth Elizabeth Baker, 98, of Meadville died Monday, January 6, 2020 at Wesbury United Methodist Community.
She was born September 29, 1921 in Massena, NY a daughter of Wesley E. and Harriet Adeline (Hamilton) Baker. She was born a Baker, and then married Robert F. Baker April 14, 1940. They were married 71 years before he preceded her in death August 1, 2011. Ruth was proud that she had always been a Baker.
She was an over 50 year member of First Baptist Church and family was her focus and love.
She is survived by six children, Robert J. Baker (Sandy) of Farmington, NY, Bonnie A. Roberts (Harold) of Oneida, NY, William J. Baker (Glenna) of Evans, GA, Elizabeth J. Gooden (Robert) of Meadville, Brenda R. Holcomb (John, Jr.) of Greencastle, PA and John W. Baker (Mary) of Manassas, VA; fifteen grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Audrey Baker of Watertown, NY and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, William G., Eri H., Wesley J., Paul A. and Robert H. Baker and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Albertini Baker.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8 from 3-5 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. A private family funeral service will be led by Rev. Gerald Walton, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Meadville.
Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 353 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.
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First Baptist Church
353 Chestnut St., Meadville PA 16335