Ellen M. Diehl, 93, of Punxsutawney, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 11, 2023, with her daughters by her side.
She was born May 10, 1929, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Victorine E. (Terlinski) and Christopher J. Armagost.
On July 19, 1948, she married the late Jack B. Diehl, who preceded her in death on March 6, 2017. They were married for sixty-eight years.
Ellen attended the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic church of Punxsutawney.
She was the middle child of ten brothers and sisters.
Ellen was an avid bowler for sixty plus years and participated in many state and national tournaments that took her across Pennsylvania and the U.S. many times.
She was a stay-at-home mom that loved taking care of her family, having family functions, and growing her flowers.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy McClelland and husband Robert of Indiana, PA, and Jean Sinclair of Punxsutawney; seven grandchildren, Larry Manners and wife Lori of Duncansville, PA, Kristi Halliwell and husband Jim of Indiana, PA, Doug Manners and wife Stacey of Indiana, PA, Jackie Haas and husband Tim of Hampton, VA, Rebecca Jones and husband Nick of SC, Danny Diehl of Stockbridge, GA, and Lisa Diehl of Stockbridge, VA; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a brother Joe Armagost and wife Alice of Plattsburg, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son Ken Diehl, an infant daughter, a granddaughter Shawne, brothers, Ed, Bob and Jackie, sisters Betty “Elizabeth”, Ileana, Mary and Martha, an infant sister, and Phyllis Armagost, who was like a sister to her.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., following visitation with Monsignor Joseph Riccardo officiating.
Interment will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mrs. Diehl, to the V.F.W of Punxsutawney, 121 Maple Avenue, Punxsutawney, PA 15767