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Violet Dorothy (Boob) Dietrich, 99, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Heritage Springs Memory Care Center, Lewisburg.

Violet was born July 25, 1916, in Northumberland, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Boob. She was the youngest of 12 children, six of whom did not live into adulthood. She married Frank Dietrich in 1935, who preceeded her in 2012 at the age of 100.

Violet attended a one room school near Vicksburg and graduated from Lewisburg High School in 1933.

Violet was a volunteer for 4-H while her children were participating. She supported the American Red Cross and taught Sunday school at Faith Lutheran Church. She was a member of Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, then Faith Lutheran Church and finally the First Baptist Church in Lewisburg. She enjoyed traveling - especially with the Ramblers Club.

Her life was spent caring for her husband and subsequent family. One could not call her "only a homemaker/housewife." She was a seamstress, making clothes not only for her own family but also for her daughter's square dancing friends and for the 1959 Lewisburg High School May Court senior girls. She was a chauffeur - driving children and friends to whatever events in which they were participating. She was a baker and candy maker - her sticky bun recipe is carried forward by her son, Harry, and her Easter eggs are sorely missed by family. Her pot pie is a feature at summer family get-togethers - re-created by her son, Frank, and her grandson, Ted. She was a supporter of all her children's events, whether musical or sports.

Violet is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Morris, of Lewisburg; two sons, Harry Dietrich and wife, Carol, of Warrenton, Va., and Frank Dietrich II, of Highland Heights, Ky.; six grandchildren, Laurisa Morris, of Sunbury, who has been a major support system for her during the past several years, Ted Morris and wife, Brijida, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Trisha Forrester and husband, David, of Independence, Ky., Kimberly Westrich and husband, Rick, of Oak Hill, Va., Josh Dietrich and wife, Gini, of Ashburn, Va., and Pamela Threlkeld and husband, Brian, of Cumming, Ga.; seven great-grandchildren, Annalise and Austin Morris, Sam and Meera Dietrich, Katey and Allison Threlkeld, and Freddy Westrich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg, 51 S. Third St., with the Rev. MacKenzie Scott officiating.

She will be interred in the Lewisburg Cemetery at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Violet's memory may be made to either Heritage Springs Memory Care, 327 Farley Circle, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or to Evangelical Community Hospital Hospice Care, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or to the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg, 51 South Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, S. Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 25, 2016
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