passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 3, 2011 at the Iola Living Assistance Facility with her youngest son at her side. Ruth was born on December 7, 1927 in Bear Creek, daughter of the late Louie and Anna Young. She was united in marriage to Allen Baldwin on September 19, 1946; he preceded her in death on February 17, 2006. Ruth lived the majority of her life working beside her beloved husband on their dairy farm in Symco; raising their six children, loving their sixteen grandchildren and treasuring their seven great-grandchildren. Ruth's hobbies included gardening and painting wooden lawn ornaments which her husband created. She was a very kind, thoughtful person, touching the lives of everyone she met. Ruth was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa. The Funeral Mass for Ruth will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa with Fr. Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. A special thank you to the staff at the Iola Living Assistance Facility for their care and concern of Ruth.