WARSAW — Ruth Patterson, 80, formerly of Washington, passed away Tuesday at her residence. Born July 23, 1932, in Washington, she was the daughter of Aaron and Thelma (Chandler) Embry. A 1950 graduate of Washington High School, she had worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane until 1969. She was a member of the Washington American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Lee and Sharon Patterson of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl Ann and Daniel Faith of Washington and Kimberly June and Steve Moody of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Crystal Marie (Eric) Sarver of Bloomington and Matthew William Hellums of Silver Lake; three great-grandchildren, Aleysiah Ann Sarver, Allie Marie Sarver and Zhayne Hellums; one sister, Rita Harper of Washington; and one brother, Richard Embry of Washington. Her husband, Paul Patterson, whom she married June 30, 1951, died July 24, 2010. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Yvonne Evans officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.edleemortuary.com.