Passed away peacefully on Feb.12, 2013 Ruth was born September 25, 1921 to Joseph and Hilda Klein in St. Paul, MN. She was happily married to Thomas Foley O'Brien for 42 years, and they lived on Lake Emily in St. Peter, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and her husband (who passed away during the St. Peter tornado of 2006). Survived by her two nieces, Diane (Loren) Eggebraaten and Kathy Daniels; and her five stepchildren, Tommy Jr. (Margo) O'Brien, Kevin O'Brien, Tina (Bob) Hotzfield, Mimi O'Brien and Jacqueline O'Brien and their families. Also very dear to her were Roxie Kane, Ruthie Rose, and Jewell Richards. Ruth was an avid reader and enjoyed watching and playing tennis with her husband. She especially enjoyed good times with family and friends. There will be a private family ceremony in St. Peter, Minnesota.