A Catholic Mass and Christian Burial for Emilia (Milia) Rodriguez Patino, 81, of Ballinger, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17 at St. Mary Star of the Sea in Ballinger.  Rosary was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Lange Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 8, 1938 to Pablo and Virginia (Biera) Rodriguez in Ballinger. She married Gerhardo Patino on Oct. 8, 1977 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger.

Survivors include her brother, Simon Rodriquez of Ballinger; her nieces, Nina Rodriquez of Ballinger and Patricia Escamilla and husband Eugene of Aledo; her nephews, Richard “Dickie” Rodriquez and his wife Diane (Dee Dee) of Austin, and Kenneth Rodriquez of Austin; step-sons, Michael Patino and Harry Patino; five additional nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Virginia; her husband, Gerhardo; brother, Augustine Rodriguez; and her sisters, Eufemia Pena and Rosa Rodriguez.