Ruth Sylvia (Bryan) Baldwin

January 31, 1942 ~ January 14, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary Image


Ruth S. Baldwin, 77, of Moline, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at her home.

Visitation will be from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.  Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with procession leaving the funeral home at 2 p.m. for the graveside.  Memorials may be made to New Hope Church.

Ruth was born on January 31, 1942, in Moline, the daughter of Willian J. and Sylvia (Gray) Bryan.  She married Raymond C. Baldwin on December 27, 1961, in Farmington, IL, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2018.   She previously worked as a waitress at Al’s Confectionery.   Ruth was a member of New Hope Church in Moline.  Her ministry and passion was writing poems which she shared with her friends.  She enjoyed baking pies with her church friends, working around the yard and tending to her flowers and garden.  Above all she loved the Lord and to be with her family.

Survivors include her sons, Bill Baldwin, Moline, IL, Jim (Jessica) Baldwin, St. Louis, MO, Mike Baldwin, Moline, David (Amanda) Baldwin, Moline; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, half-sister, and two nieces.

Memories may be shared online by visiting

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth Sylvia (Bryan) Baldwin, please visit our floral store.


January 16, 2020

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.
6601 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Graveside Service
January 16, 2020

2:30 PM
Rock Island National Cemetery

© 2020 Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use