Barbara Ann Diebal, 67, of Hermann, MO, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at her home.
Barb was born in Washington, Missouri on August 29, 1952, the daughter of the late Elmo & Verna (Hurst) Branson. She grew up in Owensville, Missouri, where she graduated high school in 1970.
She was the wife of Don Diebal. They were united in marriage on September 22, 1973, at First Baptist Church, Owensville, MO.
Barb is survived by her husband Don, of the home; by two daughters, LTC Angela Diebal-Lee & husband Patrick, of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri; and Rachel Weiss & husband Taylor, of Gilbert, Arizona; a brother, Ralph Branson, of Owensville, Missouri; two sisters, Sharon Pohlmann, of Rhineland, Missouri; and Joyce Scheel & husband Leland, of Owensville, Missouri; by her mother-in-law, Lorene Diebal, of New Haven, Missouri; by two granddaughters, Shiloh & Amelia Lee, and by many nieces, nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law William Diebal.
Barb will be remembered for her incredibly kind nature and her infectious laughter. She was unfailingly giving, selfless, and nurturing. She was a person who would drop everything to help someone she loved. Her daughters and granddaughters were the light of her life. She delighted in doting on them and spending time with her friends and family. Barb was a member of First Baptist Church, Owensville, MO. She also enjoyed reading, watching television, and cooking for her family. Barb was a lover of animals, especially her beloved cat Sneakers and her “granddogs” Wiley, Casey & Charlie.
A private graveside service was held on Saturday, May 2nd at St. Paul's Cemetery, Bay, Missouri, with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. A celebration of life will be held by the family when it is safe to do so. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul's Cemetery. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
“Fairness does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young.” –The Five People You Meet in Heaven
“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I'll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder
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