Ruth A. Wilkinson, 77, Patton, died Tuesday. She was born in Patton, daughter of James and Lucy Diethrich. Surviving are two children: Karen A. Dietrick and Edward J.; five granddaughters; and four siblings: Bob and Tom Diethrich, Alma Stanek and Lucy Fontenot. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Ken" Wilkinson; and three siblings: Frank Diethrich, Patty Williamson and Grace Davis. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., Patton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Patton Presbyterian Church.