Miss Frances Mae Diehl, fondly known as “Pickle” to many, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the age of 99. She formerly resided on Baltimore Street in Greencastle, PA, and resided at the Shook Home in Chambersburg, PA, since 2016.
Born September 5, 1922, in Shady Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Lottie (Henneberger) Diehl.
She lived her early life in Shady Grove and graduated from Greencastle High School with the class of 1940.
She loved her job, working in Quality Control at Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing for 40 years, retiring in 1984. While she was there, she played on the traveling girls basketball team, called the Cargoettes, and she was quite the player, acquiring the nickname, “Shorty” and using her short stature to maneuver through the other players!
She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Greencastle and served as the deaconess of the church at one time. She volunteered her time to so many organizations and family members! She was a member of Allison-Antrim Museum, Greencastle. She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the Food Bank, Blood Mobile, Election Board, and Girl Scouts, just to name a few.
Pickle was a beloved sister, aunt, great-aunt, great-great aunt, friend, philatelist (stamp collector), and gardener. She even enjoyed woodworking in her earlier years. She was a go to person when someone needed something fixed! Aunt Pickle was very involved with all of her nieces and nephews, taking them camping, fishing, sledding, doing science fair projects with them and so much more.
She is survived by a sister, Betty J. Fisher of Greencastle, PA and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Catherine Carman, Martha “Sam” Smith, M. Marie Conrad and William A. Diehl.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 24, 2022 in Grace United Church of Christ, 128 E. Baltimore St. Greencastle, with Rev. Carol Kipe officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 128 E. Baltimore St. Greencastle, PA 17225.
Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.
Posted online on June 27, 2022
Published in Echo Pilot