Mary L. Diefenbaugh, 83

Mary L. Diefenbaugh, age 83, of Huntington, died at 9:42 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Pastor Ashlyn Kippert officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Servia, Indiana.
Preferred memorials are to The Awakening Community Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

Mary was born on March 15, 1936 in Wabash, the daughter of Raymond C. and Pauline (Paullus) Thompson. She graduated from Linlawn High School in 1954 and spent a year studying at Manchester College. She married Fred Lee Diefenbaugh on August 3, 1958 in Wabash; he preceded her in death on April 19, 2014. Mary retired after working for 26 years as a teacher’s aide and In-School Suspension Supervisor for Huntington County Community School Corporation at Andrews Elementary, Crestview Middle School, and Huntington High School. She was a former member of The Good Shepherd Church in Huntington; she most recently attended The Awakening Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Sue L. (Kort) Sell of Huntington, and sons Lee A. (Julie) Diefenbaugh of North Manchester and Jay D. (Emily) Diefenbaugh of Cashton, Wisconsin. Also surviving are brothers John Thompson of Palm Harbor, Florida and Pat Thompson of Portsmouth, Virginia, sisters Rebecca (Bernard) Summers of Royce City, Texas and Phyllis Coppock of Peru, eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Jack Thompson.

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Posted on 2020 Jan 14