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OBITUARY

Ruth Emily Baldwin

January 24, 1921May 24, 2019

Ruth Emily Baldwin, age 98, passed away on Friday May 24, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor in Peru. Ruth was born January 24, 1921 to the late Minnie Belle (Dague) and Chester Earl Haworth. Ruth is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Baldwin, Sr.; son, David Earl Baldwin; and all her siblings. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis and attended First Christian Church in Peru. Ruth operated the earliest computers as a commercial computer operator for Naval Avionics in Indianapolis, where she retired. She was active in church and volunteered to assist shut-ins. She loved her family and had a deep bond with her sisters, Rachel Haworth King and Dorothy Haworth Luallen. She loved entertaining her children and their families and her church family. She was a wonderful host, and loved playing cards with her circle of friends and family. If you were lucky, beef stroganoff was on the menu. She loved to travel and take cruises and was blessed to be baptized a second time in the Jordan River by her Pastor, on a trip to Jerusalem with her church family. Ruth never spoke unkindly and always had a smile. Her grace, love, and faith have left deep impressions with her family and all those who knew her.

Ruth is survived by her children, Joseph C. Baldwin, Jr. (Andrea), Carolyn Jean Baldwin Seymoure (David), and Kathy Mae Baldwin Benge; daughter-in-law, Dee Baldwin; grandchildren, Sherri Baldwin Wooldridge (Robert), Sandra Baldwin Mountcastle (Mark), Donna Baldwin Tresler (David), Stephanie Kay Binney (Nora), Shelley Binney, Stephen Kent Binney (Jena), Patrick David Seymoure (Michelle), Christina Baldwin Flanagan (BJ), Elizabeth Baldwin Hemosilla, Robert Stephen Benge (Shawna), Jessica Anne Benge Gibson (Jeremy), and Jonathon Baldwin; 39 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, 1307 N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana. Her funeral service officiated by George McCarty will occur Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W 96th St, Indianapolis, Indiana, www.cancer.org.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com for the Baldwin family.

  • FAMILY

  • Chester Earl Haworth, Father
  • Minnie Belle (Dague) Haworth, Mother
  • David Earl Baldwin, Son
  • Donald Lee Baldwin, Son
  • Joseph Baldwin Sr., Husband
  • Joseph C. Baldwin (Andrea) Jr., Son
  • Carolyn Jean Baldwin Seymoure (David), Daughter
  • Kathy Mae Baldwin Benge, Daughter
  • Dee Baldwin, Daughter-in-law
  • Sherri Baldwin Wooldridge (Robert), Grandchild
  • Sandra Baldwin Mountcastle (Mark), Grandchild
  • Donna Baldwin Tresler (David), Grandchild
  • Stephanie Kay Binney (Nora), Grandchild
  • Shelley Binney, Grandchild
  • Stephen Kent Binney (Jena), Grandchild
  • Patrick David Seymoure (Michelle), Grandchild
  • Christina Baldwin Flanagan (BJ), Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Baldwin Hemosilla, Grandchild
  • Robert Stephen Benge (Shawna), Grandchild
  • Jessica Anne Benge Gibson (Jeremy), Grandchild
  • Jonathon Baldwin, Grandchild
  • 39 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Biography

Ruth Emily Baldwin, of Peru, Indiana, age 98, passed away on Friday May 24, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor in Peru. Ruth was born January 24, 1921 to the late Minnie Belle (Dague) and Chester Haworth. Ruth is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Baldwin, Sr.; son, David Baldwin; and her siblings. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis and attended First Christian Church in Peru. Ruth operated the earliest computers as a commercial computer operator for Naval Avionics. She was active in church and volunteered to assist shut-ins. Ruth was also active in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She loved her family dearly especially the young ones and had a deep bond with her sisters. She would play putt-putt, cards (including Euchre, SkipBo, Phase 10, Uno and Hand and Foot), make some of her famous sweets, snack recipes, and if you were lucky, beef stroganoff or dared, pickled beets, and hold and be near the kids. She loved to travel and take cruises and even got to be baptized a second time in the Jordan River on a trip to Jerusalem. Ruth never had an ill word to share and always wore a smile. Her grace, love, and faith have left deep impressions with her family and all those who knew her.

Ruth is survived by her children, Joseph Baldwin, Jr. (Andrea), Carolyn Baldwin Seymoure (David), and Kathy Mae Baldwin Benge; daughter-in-law, Dee Baldwin; grandchildren, Sherri Baldwin-Montcastle (Robert), Sandy Wooldridge (Mark), Donna Baldwin Tressler (David), Stephanie Kay Binney (Nora), Shelley Binney, Stephen Kent Binney (Jenna), Patrick David Seymoure (Michelle), Christina Flanagan (BJ), Elizabeth Hemosilla, Robert Stephen Benge (Shawna), Jessica Anne Gibson (Jeremy), and Jonathon Baldwin; (39 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, 1307 N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana. Her funeral service officiated by George McCarty will occur Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W 96th St, Indianapolis, Indiana, www.cancer.org.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com for the Baldwin family.