Ruth M. (Steinborn) Arnold, 80, died on Thursday (Dec. 17, 2009) at Legacy Park Nursing Home in Peabody.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1929, in Manchester to August and Grace (Rector) Steinborn.

She had worked on an assembly line at Hallmark greeting cards.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Leah Arnold of Andover; and a step-grandson, Dylan Lamp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Arnold.

There will be a private family burial. Baker Funeral Home in Peabody is in charge of arrangements.