Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A Stuffing Legend Dies

Ruth M. Siems, a retired home economist whose best-known innovation will make its appearance, welcome or otherwise, in millions of homes tomorrow, died on Nov. 13 at her home in Newburgh, Ind. Ms. Siems, an inventor of Stove Top stuffing, was 74.

Ms. Siems (pronounced "Seems") spent more than three decades on the staff of General Foods, which introduced the Stove Top brand in 1972. Today, Kraft Foods, which now owns the brand, sells about 60 million boxes of it at Thanksgiving, a company spokeswoman said.

6 comments:

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Let's hope the taxidermists don't get her.

Pam said...

Pah, beaten to the taxidermy joke !

Karen Zipdrive said...

I had considered where they should "stuff" her remains but then I thought--nahh, too easy.

Lulu Maude said...

Dang! Just before the big holiday! Perhaps she didn't want to face another one. RIP, darlin'.

Karen Zipdrive said...

At least she didn't have to endure another Thanksgiving pot full of Stovetop.
Poor old gal. RIP indeed.

Kate said...

Stove Top is one of my favorite food groups.

In fact, I think I'll go make some for dinner.

Thank you, Ms. Siems. I love your stuffin'.