Ruth Baughn

August 3, 1940November 27, 2011

Ruth Baughn, 71, of Newburgh, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Deaconess Gateway. She was born August 3, 1940, in Newburgh, IN.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and retired from St. John’s after 20+ years of service. She enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon. She also enjoyed working on arts and crafts and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ruth Schmidt; son, Kevin Baughn; and sister, Doris Carrell.

She is survived by her husband, Sidney “Larry” Baughn; daughter, Kelly Bowen (Terry); son, Keith Baughn (Christina); daughter-in-law, Karyn Howe; brother, Gene Schmidt; sisters, Jolene Patterson and Jeanette Williams; grandchildren, Terry Winters, Nick Winters, Samantha Howe, Bayleigh Howe, Kaylan Baughn, Kylie Baughn, Cascie Matthews and Travis Bowen; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, December 1, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 625 Frame Road, officiated by Rev. Joseph Ziliak, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, and Thursday from 9:00 AM until service time at the church.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Old Boonville Hwy, Suite B, Evansville, IN 47715.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 30, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, December 1, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Bayleigh Howe

October 25, 2012

I miss you Nana. R.I.P. I love you <3

Christopher Frizzell

November 30, 2011

Ruthie you were a mother to me...Thank you for the great impact you had on my life. Your memory will forever live in the lives of all the people you have touched. My deepest sympathy for The Baughn Family.

Toni Donaldson

November 30, 2011

Keith, I'm so sorry about you & your families loss. My prayers & thoughts are with all of you.

Kim & Richard Burton

November 30, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about Ruthie. We are thinking about you.

Carol Kuebler

November 29, 2011

Ruthie will be with us in our hearts and memories forever. I will remember her laughing and smiling. All my prayers are with all her family.

Paula Shoultz

November 29, 2011

Larry, Kelly and Keith, We are so very sorry for your loss. I have so many sweet memories of Ruthie and your family. We will keep you all in our prayers. Paula Winchester Shoultz and family

Shelley Strode

November 29, 2011

Dearest Baughn Family,
So very sorry for your loss.
God bless you all.

The Welch Family

November 29, 2011

RIP Ruthie, you were a wonderful woman and a good friend. Thank you for your kindness and the good memories.-AP