Ruth Plaisted Baker, age 88, of Buckhannon, WV died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Elkins Regional Convalescent Center in Elkins, WV. She was born August 28, 1921 in Sunapee, NH a daughter of the late Dora V. Reed Plaisted. On August 15, 1942 she married Nicholas Baker who preceded her in death on September 16, 2004. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one half brother, Preston Reed and one half sister, Ruby Shaw. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Porter and husband Dennis of Buckhannon; one son, Peter M. Baker of Southington, CT; three granddaughters, Kristen Porter of High Point, NC, Lara Porter of Monaca, PA and Heather Porter of Columbia, SC; two brothers in law, Mitchell Baker and wife Ruth of Toms River, NJ and Ed Provost of Claremont, NH. Mrs. Baker was a Secretary. She was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, loved playing the piano, baking, handcrafts especially quilting, traveling and time with her granddaughters. Private family services and burial will be in Claremont, NH. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.