Ruth Irene Baker

Published 12:02 pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018

FRANKLIN — Ruth Irene Baker, 82, died in a Richmond hospital on Monday, Sept. 3, having suffered a massive stroke six days prior.

Ruth was a native of Mount Crawford, Virginia, but had lived the last 30 years of her life in Franklin, Virginia.

She was the daughter of Journey E. and Virgie Baker. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are her twin sister, Ruby Jean Baker of Richmond; and her dear friend for many years, Abie Condrey of Franklin. Ruth’s nieces and nephews, as well as Abie’s sisters and nieces, were integral parts of her family.

Ruth loved our country and served for eight years in the Air Force. Her military training was evidenced in her manner and in her dress. She was proud to wear the colors and most often was seen wearing her flag lapel pin.

She was a devoted member of High Street United Methodist Church.

Ruth held many jobs after military service, but loved most of all supplying her friends with her famous chicken salad.

A kind heart, a warm heart and a love of animals endeared her to all who knew her.

The memorial service will be in High Street United Methodist Church on Camp Parkway in Franklin on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. The reception will follow in the Frankfort Memorial Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the local PACC (Partners Among Cats and Canines at P.O. Box 1133, Franklin, VA 23851) to help make life better for animals that need the care that Ruth would have provided.