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Barbara (Cronk) Diehl

July 28, 1930 ~ November 18, 2019 (age 89)


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

Flower gardening

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


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the following: Charity (not defined) American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Oxford Friends Meeting.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara (Cronk) Diehl, please visit our floral store.


Family to do services at later date


American Friends Service Committee AFSC Development
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA 19102

Oxford Friends Meeting
16 South Campus Avenue Oxford, Ohio 45056, Oxford OH 45056

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