Jean Diehl

September 2, 1937 — March 20, 2009

Jean Diehl

Jean Diehl, 71, of Aledo died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial is at Sugar Grove Cemetery, rural Aledo. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mercer County Senior Center or Mercer County Hospital. She was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Moline, the daughter of Victor and Margorie Hood Eckert. She married Ivan D. Diehl June 27, 1954, in Aledo. He preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1988. She attended Aledo schools. She was a homemaker. Jean worked part-time for several years at the Mercer County Senior Center, Aledo. Mrs. Diehl was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, NASCAR and the Iowa Hawkeyes. She had been a member of Mercer County Hospital Auxiliary and the Senior Center Red Hat Club. She was a member at Center Presbyterian Church, Seaton, where she was active in the Sunshine Mission Circle. Survivors include her daughter (and spouse), Sandra (Jon) Kurr, Crystal Lake, Ill.; stepmother, Helen Eckert; half-sisters, Anita Neaville and Frances Bent; half-brothers (and spouses), Charles (Carita) Eckert, Dennis (Lauren) Eckert and Kevin Eckert; brother-in-law, Elmo (Ella Marie) Diehl; sisters-in-law, Nora Diehl and Juanita (Clark) Miller; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Ronald Diehl, whom passed away July 20, 1988.

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