Born in Linton on Jan. 10, 1926, she was the daughter of Charles and Linda (Owens) Smith.
On Dec. 26, 1946 she married Leslie H. Wilkinson, who preceded her in death.
Sarah was employed at General Electric, Linton Plant, for 28 years and she retired in 1983. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Aux. Post 22 and the VFW Ladies Aux. Post 7118, both of Linton.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane L. (Alvie) Burden of Evansville and Susan E. Gregory of Madisonville, Ky.; son-in-law, James Gregory of Linton; three grandchildren, Jason (Amy) Gregory, Brandi (Jay) Burgess, Stephani Burden; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maxine Lawson of Memphis, Tenn.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leslie Wilkinson, May 17, 1985, and one son, Danny Joe Wilkinson, Dec. 26, 2004.
The funeral service will be at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com .