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Ruth Baker

March 6, 1920 November 7, 2015
Ruth Baker
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Ruth L. Baker, age 95, of Homberg, IL passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, November 7, 2015 surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born to Murdock and Ethel (McDowell) McLennan in Lachine, MI on March 6, 1920. She was the youngest of their nine children.

She married George Hillis Baker in 1946. In 1949 they purchased land in the “bottoms” by Bay Creek. They farmed the land until his death in 1978. After George’s death she continued farming in partnership with her grandson, Jim Jennings.

She leaves to mourn her, daughter, Diana (Bill) Keway; three grandchildren, Ike Williams, Jim (Vicki) Jennings, Marti (Bill) Brown; two step granddaughters, Monica (Mike) Wines, Marsha (Mark) Anderson; two great grandsons, Jimmy (Morgan) Jennings, Jesse Taber; five step great grandchildren, Meghan Brown, Beth Owens, Emily Daniel, Rachel Anderson, Jonah Wines; two step great-great grandchildren, Blake Owens, Mariah Owens.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Prospect Cemetery in the Hodgeville Community in Pope County, IL on Saturday, November 14, 2015 for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to: Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.

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