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We have astronauts and a stove top stuffing inventor...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10181650/

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.
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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.
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