Ruby Violet Baker


Ruby Violet Baker, 87, of Volga died Monday, September 2, 2013, at her residence in Volga. She was born October 2, 1925, in Ute, Iowa to Almarine J. and Artie M. (Holt) Baker. She attended school in Ute.

Ruby was united in marriage to Charley Baker Sr., on May 7, 1945. Five children were born to this union.

Throughout the years, she was employed at the egg factory in Ute, served as custodian at the school and bank, both in Volga, did general work with her church, mowed lawns and shoveled snow in Volga.

Survivors include her children, Charley Baker Jr. of Arlington; Cleo (Wanda) Baker of Volga; Bryant (Vicky) Baker of Volga; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and many friends.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in November 1964; one daughter, Marilyn; one son, Henry and seven brothers.

Leonard Funeral Home of Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left with


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