Joanna Creek Dieterich, 79

December 11, 2010

HAGERSTOWN — SEPT. 23, 1931-DEC. 10, 2010

Joanna Creek Dieterich, 79, of 2250 Beverly Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Margie Smith Kline.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde A. Creek, in 1973, and her second husband, William I. (Bill) Dieterich, in 2009.

She was a 1950 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

She volunteered as a leader with 4-H, and as a den leader with Cub Scout Pack 27. She was a member of Westernaires Square Dance Club.


She is survived by four sons, Michael Allen Creek and C. Eugene Creek, both of Hagerstown, Robert David Creek of Shippensburg, Pa., and Gerald Lynn Creek of Smithsburg, Md.; one daughter, Cynthia Ann Krugh of Gettysburg, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Koontz and Helen Lewis; and three brothers, Richard Kline, Bruce Kline and Ralph Kline.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Joy E. Zepp will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Reformed Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown MD 21740.

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