Ruth Elizabeth Baker
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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Published on January 7, 2020


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Ron Ball
Jan 09, 2020
So sorry Bob, Betty, and Susan, Ruth was a lovely lady and I’m sure she’ll be missed by all of you. Love and prayers!
Ijenna G Getty
Jan 08, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, I had no idea, until Margaret told me Wednesday night.
Your family always meant a lot to me. I wish I could have been there for you Betty, Bob and Susan.
Art & Jolane Price
Jan 08, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. Such a special lady. All who knew her were blessed. Sending our love & prayers.
Barbara Ball Evans
Jan 07, 2020
Bob, Betty and Susan, so sorry for your loss. The few times I met her over the years she was a very sweet woman. Prayers to you and your family πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•β€