BALTIC — Doris Joan (McDonnell) Deibel, 84, of Baltic (formerly of Fresno) passed away September 10, 2017 at Union Hospital, Dover.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 16, at Renner’s St. Paul United Church of Christ with Pastor Jim Henninger officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.
She was born Aug. 10, 1933 in Newcomerstown to William Foster and Mildred Jeanette (Kinner) McDonnell.
On March 24, 1957, she married Dwight Harry Deibel, who passed away Dec. 13, 1999.
She was a 1951 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and attended Muskingum College.
Joan was a homemaker, mother and farm wife most of her life, but was employed by Ohio Bell, Dr. John Waelde, West Lafayette Dairy and the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed.
She was a member of the Renner’s United Church of Christ and the Renner’s Church Guild. She was a member of the Progressive Valley Grange for over 50 years.
Her hobbies were reading, puzzles, sewing, grandchildren’s sports and activities and gardening.
Memorial contributions may be made to Renner’s United Church of Christ, c/o Linda Gibbs, 24273 CR 93, Fresno, OH 43824.
She is survived by a son, Eric (Pamela) Deibel of Fresno; a daughter, Jill (Brandon) Evans of Columbus; five grandchildren, Heidi (Bryan) Olinger of Baltic, Haley (Joshua) Griffin of Columbus, Heath Deibel of Fresno, Alison Evans of Columbus and Carter Evans of Columbus; four great-grandchildren Aubrie Olinger, Emilie Olinger, Elise Griffin and Ross Griffin; and one brother, James (Ellen) McDonnell of Newcomerstown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Richard McDonnell and Robert McDonnell; and one infant brother and one infant sister.
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Oak Pointe Nursing and Oak Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Baltic, Ohio for their wonderful care over the last 17 months.
Proverbs 3:5, 6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Free Funeral Home of Coshocton is assisting the family.