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Kathryn “Katie” Diedrich, 84

January 29, 2013

Kathryn “Katie” Diedrich, 84, of 318 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Jackson Center.

She was born on April 12, 1928, in Moulton, the daughter of Robert and Opal (Katter) Crusie.

She married Carmon Diedrich on Aug. 29, 1945, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1989.

She is survived by her 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. She is survived by 19 grandchildren; by numerous great-grandchildren; by four great-great-grandchildren; by one brother, Robert Crusie of Springfield, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Bruce Diedrich; by a sister, Chesta Stienecker; by three great-grandchildren.

Katie retired from the St. Marys City School System, 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 held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray, officiant.

Private family burial rites will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 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 sent to Katie’s family via

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