Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Kathryn "Katie" Diedrich, 84, St. Marys, died at 1:02 p.m. Jan. 27, 2013, at her daughter's residence in Jackson Center.
She was born April 12, 1928, in Moulton, to Robert and Opal Katter Crusie, who are deceased. She married Carmon Diedrich on Aug. 29, 1945, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1989.
Surviving are five children, Michael (Jane) Diedrich of St. Marys, Edwin (Ann) Diedrich of Sebring, Fla., Terry (Chris) Diedrich of Coral Springs, Fla., Deborah (Hershel) Wright of Jackson Center and Cindy Keeling of St. Marys; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Crusie of Springfield, Mo.
Also deceased are a son, Bruce Diedrich; a sister, Chesta Stienecker; and three great-grandchildren.
She retired from St. Marys City Schools, where she had served as a cook in the cafeteria. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St. Marys. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Funeral rites will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiant. Private family burial rites will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Calling is 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
Condolences may be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.