SMITH & BROWN FUNERAL HOME: Obituaries

SMITH & BROWN FUNERAL HOME

Marian E. Diehl
(August 8, 1917 - February 20, 2011)

Marian E. Diehl, 93, of Hicksville, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Twin Rivers Care and Rehabilitation Center, Defiance, Ohio.

She was born on August 8, 1917 in Allen County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Thomas and Elnora (Krontz) Allen.

On December 18, 1934, she was united in marriage with Robert E. Diehl Sr. and he preceded her in death on July 3, 2006.

Marian worked at Elder’s Market, Mark Center, Ohio and The Casual Shop in Hicksville.

She was a member of the Mark Center United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, VFW Auxiliary, a volunteer for Community Memorial Hospital and the Bargain Box in Hicksville.

Surviving Marian are two sons- Robert Edwin (Rita) Jr. of Cadillac, Michigan, Jim (Nancy) of Jacksonville, Florida, two daughters- Sharon (Steve) Sierer of Oakwood, Ohio, Mary Ann Eck of Auburn, Indiana, (14) grandchildren, (31) great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, a sister Patsy Kimpel of Hicksville and a brother-in-law, Darrell Jones of Mark Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, Ohio with an hour visitation prior to the service. Pastor Jim Spears and Clarence Zimmerman will officiate. Visitation will also be Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.

Memorials may be made to the Twin Rivers Activity Fund.