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Marion Elizabeth Diedrich, age 85, passed away July 13, 2013 at Parkside Assisted Living in Rolla, MO.

She was born December 24, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa to William Francis and Gertrude (Sooter) Carter. After the death of her father the family moved to Houston, MO when Marion was a young child.

On May 19, 1945 Marion was united in marriage to Wilmer Diedrich and to this union 2 daughters were born.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and 2 sisters.

Marion is survived by her husband Wilmer, of 68, years of their home at Parkside; Two daughters, Kay Hudson and her husband Orson of Cape Fair, MO and Kathy Brown and her husband Dan of Rolla, MO; Four grandchildren: Angela Wilbanks and husband Brian of Rogersville, MO, Danette Sherrell and husband Brad of Rolla, MO, Justin Brown and wife Laura of Rolla, MO, Mattew Hudson and wife Pamela of Springfield, MO; Eight great grandchildren: Brittney Wilbanks, Corey Wilbanks, Caleb Wilbanks, Tristin Brown, Brody Brown, Kennedy Brown, Maya Sherrell and Rio Sherrell, several nieces, nephews, family and many friends made through the years.

Marion loved to travel and be on the go. Most of all she loved her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After Wilmer retired they moved to Rolla, where they met many good friends at First Baptist Church. They loved to go on the church Senior trips. Two and a half years ago, Wilmer and Marion moved to Parkside Assisted Living. At Parkside they became part of a big extended family. Marion loved to play Wheel of Fortune and Bingo at Parkside where she was often the proud recipient of the traveling Bingo Trophy.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be Monday July 22nd , 6-8PM in the Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO. Services will be Tuesday July 23rd at 1 PM in the Evans Funeral Home. Dr. Bob Johnston will officiate, with burial in the Pine Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Justin Brown, Matthew Hudson, Brian Wilbanks, Brad Sherrell, Corey Wilbanks, Caleb Wilbanks, Tristin Brown and Brody Brown. Memorials may be made to Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation for Breast Cancer Radiation Oncology, 1000 W. 10th, Rolla, MO 65401. On-line condolences may be sent to Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO.

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