PATTON — WILKINSON – Ruth A., 77, Patton, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, at her residence. Born March 12, 1935, in Patton, daughter of James and Lucy (Cunningham) Diethrich. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 40 years, William “Ken” Wilkinson, whom she married May 28, 1956; brother, Frank Diethrich; sisters, Patty Williamson and Grace Davis; nephew, David Fontenot; and niece, Julie Klahr. Survived by son, Edward J. Wilkinson, Claremore, Okla., and friend, Pam Miller, Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Karen A. Dietrick, and husband, Regis, Patton; granddaughters, Jennifer L. Wilkinson, Jacqueline S. Bowles, Stephaine L. Dietrick, Melissa S. Dietrick and Heather R. Dietrick; brothers, Bob and Janet Deithrich, Gaithersburg, Md.; Tom and Sonja Diethrich, Rockville, Md.; sisters, Alma and Barney Stanek, Cannonsburg; and Lucy and Chuck Fontenot, San Mateo, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was a seamstress at Carol Ann Fashions, Hastings, for 37 years. Member of Patton Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and playing her scratch-off lottery tickets. She also enjoyed making Easter candy with the ladies at the church, where she will be greatly missed. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting and working in her flower gardens. Ruth will be remembered fondly by her family and her many, many friends. Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1004 N. Fifth Ave., Patton, Pa. 16668. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Patton Presbyterian Church. Committal, Fairview Cemetery, Patton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Patton Presbyterian Church. (www.stevensfh.com)
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