She was born on Feb. 24, 1963, in Escondido, Calif., to James Bernard and Carol Joan (Knight) Wiggins. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Parsons, where she attended grade school at Washington Elementary School. She later moved back to California, where she attended junior high and high school.
In 1992, she returned to Parsons, where she had lived since. Through the years, she had worked as a waitress at Ernesto’s and, most recently, at Country Mart and Casey’s as a cashier.
She loved animals and plants. She especially enjoyed being involved with her children and their activities and spending time with her grandson.
Survivors include a son, Dustin Dishman, of the home; two daughters, Melissa Dishman of Dallas and Stacia Dishman of the home; a grandson, Payden Dishman; a brother, Bill Wiggins and his wife, Leanna, of Andover; and a sister, Donna Yeoman and her companion, Robert Henslee, of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.
The family will have a private graveside service. The public memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parsons Foursquare Church under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Ruth Wiggins Memorial Fund and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.