|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1897|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1976|
Minneapolis Messenger, March 4, 1976, page 2:
RUTH B. AUSTIN
Mrs. Ruth B. (Baldwin) Austin, daughter of Edgar and Judith Baldwin, was born January 15, 1897 near Ada, Kansas. She died February 28, 1976 at Asbury Hospital in Salina, Kansas at the age of 79 years, 1 month, and 13 days.
She was married August 4, 1920 to William Arthur Austin at Delphos, Kansas. Two children were born to this union, Kenneth and Mary Jeanne. Her husband "Will" died February 11, 1928.
Ruth attended schools in Delphos and Minneapolis, and was graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1915. She was a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan, Salina, Kansas in 1920.
Her work was principally in the fields of Social Welfare and Education. She held the position of County Welfare Director in Ottawa and Morris counties. She was the Ottawa County Superintendent of Schools for 10 years. She also taught in four Ottawa county schools.
She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church and an active participant in many of the church's educational and operational affairs. In addition to her church activities, she served mankind and the community through her association with various organizations such as Delta Kappa Gamma, Extension Homemakers Demonstration Unit, Business and Professional Women's Club, Minneapolis High School Alumni Association, Kansas Wesleyan Alumni Association, Retired Teachers Association, United Methodist Women, Atlantean Brown Club and Arthritis Foundation.
Ruth is survived by a son, Kenneth of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Mary Ingmire of Joliet, Illinois; a sister, Dorotha Henry of Minneapolis; a brother, Everett Baldwin of Grand Valley, Colorado; six grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Services were held Monday morning March 1 at the United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, the Rev. Merlin Norman officiating. Mrs. Emery Berry was the organist and Mrs. Vic Muller was the soloist.
Casket Bearers were Louis Cooper, Charles Carlson, Joe Jagger, Carroll Warren, Clifford Bollier and Darrell Hubbard. Interment was in Fairview cemetery at Ada. The Haley-Muller Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Created by: Diana Douglas
Record added: Feb 08, 2011
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