Mrs. Mary J. Diehl Laid To Rest In Astoria Cemetery

Mary Josephine Diehl, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. John Stoneberger, was born in Astoria, Ill., Sept. 8, 1862. She was confirmed as a member of the Reformed church, by Rev. J. S. Shade, in 1878.

On August 1, 1883, she was united in marriage to E. H. Diehl of Summum, Ill., which happy union was blessed with two sons and two daughters. Thru her faithful devotion to her family and the church, her children were instructed in the essentials of a Christian life and confirmed in the church of her birth. In 1885, she helped begin a new home on a farm four miles south of Ipava, which has been their happy abode nearly forty years.

A few years ago when the church of her choice at Summum was abandoned, where she was an active worker in Sunday school and missions, many years, her membership was transferred to the Presbyterian church at Ipava.

August 1, 1924, the 41st anniversary of her wedded life, she went to the Fleming homestead to take care of her grandchildren a week, while her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Fleming, accompanied her sister Lois Diehl, National Board Secy. of the W. Y. G. A., to the Lade Geneoa, Wis., Conference.

Seized by a sudden illness on Saturday, her active duties of life ceased Tuesday morning when she quietly passed over to the Great Beyond at break of day, August 5, 1924.

She is survived by her husband, sons Charles S., near home and Harry L., Detroit, Mich., daughters Mrs. H. M. Fleming, near Ipava and Lois in Chicago, and a brother B. F. Lancaster, Parma, Idaho. Also by seven grandchildren, Josephine and Elizabeth Diehl, Philip Mark, Barbara Lois and David Diehl Fleming, John McCormick and Harry Kingsley Diehl and hosts of friends.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Nelson Dalenberg of Peoria, a former pastor at the late home south of Ipava, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 1924, and interment in the Astoria cemetery, in charge of the Eastern Star Order, of which she was a member.

The pallbearers were H. D. Owens, George Graham, Howard Quillen, H. M. Strouse, Arthur Brown and Lloyd Graham.

She lived for the good and welfare of others.

Published in the Argus-Search Light on 8/13/1924


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Mrs. Elias H. Diehl Dies

Mrs. Elias H. Diehl died at thehome of her daughter, Mrs. H. M. Fleming, west of Ipava, Tuesday morning, aged 61 years, 11 months and 3 days.

Funeral services will be held from the late home south of Ipava, Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Nelson Dalenberg of Peoria. Interment will be made in the Astoria cemetery in charge of the Eastern Star Lodge of Astoria.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 8/6/1924 (pending)

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