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Mary Marlene Diehl, 85, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at her home.

She was born March 5, 1932, in Danville, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Mary (Hartline) Yeigh.

She graduated from Danville Area High School in 1950.

Mary was a member of the All State Chorus and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was employed as a seamstress at Milco Industries from where she retired. In her earlier years she worked in the Hospitality Department at Geisinger Medical Center.

One of Mary's greatest passions in life was singing in church choirs and at weddings, especially The Lord's Prayer, as well as listening to opera. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching crime television with her family. Mary adored her dogs and spending quality time with her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Jacqueline Stephens and her husband George, of Etters, Linda Yerger, of Muncy Valley, Kathy Shymansky, of Sunbury, and Deb Bortel, of Danville; and one son, William B. Diehl and his wife Kim, of Bloomsburg. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Daniel Yeigh, of Victorville Calif., and Benjamin Yeigh, of Freeburg; one sister, Naomi Clemens, of Danville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, David Shymansky and Dean Yerger; and one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Ivy Socash.

Friends will be received from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Washingtonville Lutheran Church, 10 Strawberry Ridge Road, Washingtonville, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Melody Sell officiating assisted by Hospice Chaplain Mike Delp.

Burial will follow in Washingtonville Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre PA 18701-1309 or the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville.

Published on January 19, 2018
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