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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen Marie Diedel 1922 - 2007 Lawrence

Services for Helen Marie Diedel, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Garnett. Burial will be at the Garnett Cemetery.Mrs. Diedel died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.She was born Dec. 29, 1922, on a farm near Mound City, the daughter of Harley and Mabel Wurtz Howery.She and her husband farmed near Garnett until they retired and moved to Garnett in 1988. She moved to Lawrence in 2002.Mrs. Diedel was a member of the Nazarene Church in Garnett. She was active in the Salvation Army Church in Lawrence.She married Chester Diedel on Oct. 9, 1940. He died July 30, 1999. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Diedel, Lawrence, and Glenn Diedel, of Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Joanne Gaskill, Belton, Mo.; and Janet Clingenpeel, of Rolla, Mo.; three brothers, Alfred Howery, Tipton, Ind., Eldon Howery, Joplin, Mo., and David Howery, of Crofton, Ky.; five sisters, Louise Jones, Linda Hudson and Lois Howery, all of Tipton, Ind., Leatha Hendershot, of Muncie, Ind., and Fern Heilman, of Onalaska, Texas; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the funeral home, 219 S. Oak, Garnett 66032.