Barbara J. Diehl, age 89 of Darrtown, Ohio passed away November 18, 2019 at Woodland Country Manor, Oxford Ohio after a brief battle with cancer. Barbara was born in Plainfield, Indiana to the late Howard and Netta (Moon) Cronk. She is survived by her cousin Harold Thomas (Barbara), sons Ed Diehl (Rebecca) and Eric Diehl (Jennifer), grandchildren Morgan Guinn, Erin Diehl, Patrick Diehl, Gwynneth Diehl, Danielle Diehl Fulton, Jessica Diehl, and Logan Diehl.
Barbara graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952. Barbara was married to Dr. T. Handley Diehl on June 7, 1952, in Stout Memorial Meetinghouse on the Earlham College campus. She earned a Masters Degree in Remedial Teaching from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio in 1975.
A spring (when all the flowers are blooming) memorial service to celebrate Barbara’s life and achievements is planned for 2021 at the Community Arts Center, 10 S College Ave, Oxford, OH 45056.
Achievements Awards and Interests
Citizen of the Years Award from the Kiwanis Club, 2020
Lifetime fundraising for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society over $80,000
Fundraiser and participant: MS Walk 1993-2018
Fundraiser and participant: Crop Walk 1991-2018
Music: choral singing, clarinet, piano
Wildlife, especially birds
Women’s Music Club 1965-2019
Oxford Community Band 1987-2019
Des Fleurs Garden Club 1991-2019
Electoral Poll Worker 14 years
Meals on Wheels 24 years
Assistant Teacher at Hannah House Nursery School (Miami University) 1970-1982
Caregiver for Handley Diehl 9 years, 4 months at home
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