Cook who helped create Stove Top stuffing dies
30-year employee of General Foods was among four who perfected recipe
Updated: 2:48 p.m. ET Nov. 23, 2005
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Ruth M. Siems, a home economist who helped create Stove Top stuffing, a Thanksgiving favorite that will be on dinner tables across the country this year, has died at 74.
Siems grew up in Evansville and graduated from Purdue University in 1953 with a home economics degree. She later took a job at a General Foods plant in Indiana, researching flour and angel food cake mixes.
She retired in 1985 and settled in a historic house in Newburgh, near Evansville.