Jannette “Janey” Diehl, 89, of Jonesborough, passed away on August 26th, 2019 surrounded by family.
Born in Jonesborough, Janey graduated Jonesboro High School at the age of 16. She attended East Tennessee State College receiving a double major in business education and health/physical education. In 1951, Janey married her childhood love, John Richard Diehl and began their life together running Richard Diehl, Inc. and raising four boys.
Janey was a devoted member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church her entire life. She was also a member of the Mountain States Health Alliance Foundation and served on the board of directors for both Holston Home for Children and the ETSU Foundation. Her love for ETSU was shared through multiple education and athletic scholarships yielding to her being honored as the 1996 Outstanding Alumna of the year.
Left to cherish her memory is: son, Chris Diehl and wife Vida; son, Joe Diehl; son, Jared Diehl and wife Martha; grandchildren, Haley Diehl, Chase Diehl, Lindsay Diehl and Whitney Peters; sister, Joanne Webb. She will also be remembered by several nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and her Jonesborough United Methodist family. Janey was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard Diehl and her son John Richard Diehl, Jr.
Receiving of friends will be held at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, from 10:00 to noon, Saturday, August 31, 2019. Graveside services, officiated by Pastor Karen Lane, will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Jonesborough, immediately following.
The family would like to offer special thanks to the entire staff at Four Oaks Healthcare Center for taking such wonderful care of Janey through her last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janey’s memory to the Jonesborough United Methodist Parish Nurse Fund.
Robert and Laura Shipley
It was truly a pleasure to know your mother. She
was a special lady. I am a better person for
knowing her. I will pray for comfort for all your
Chris, I just found out last night of your lost. Dean and I are
thinking and praying for you. Just take comfort in knowing
where she is and knowing that she is no longer suffering.
Paul and Nancy Stanton
To all the Diehl family: so sorry about your loss. Janey and her
late husband Richard were dear to us over many years . Janey
was always supportive of ETSU especially in scholarships and
particularly in support of athletics. We all will miss her, and
offer thoughts and prayers to the family.
Paul and Nancy Stanton
Joe and Kathy Carder
Chris, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult
Mike Haire and Family
Janey will be forever in our hearts. Going with the family to the Diehi's house for Holidays and Reunions are several of our fondest memories. Her smile and graciousness is a lesson for all. Speak to her and she will always be there
The world has lost a lovely bright and generous LADY. I consider it a privilege to have known her over several decades.
Cathy and Randy Humphries
Chris & family,
We send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Hammett family would like to send their condolences on your loss. Janey was a very sweet lady.
Chris and family, Mother and I are sending prayers
of comfort and love in the passing of your dear
Mom. Janey will always be an shining example of
inspiration in my heart. I observed her showing
Christian love to so many others, I can only
aspire to do the same. Mother isn't well enough
for me to be there to show my respect, but we join
with your family in mourning this great lady.
Janey was such a sweet
presence.The love for her Family
and the Lord was ALWAYS known.My
heart goes out to her
boys..please find comfort in
knowing that anytime I saw her
she was always telling how
pleased she was with her
miss such a gracious lady.
Theresa Bates Connolly
Dear Chris and Family,
I do not live in the area any longer but do try
and keep up with school mates. I am so sorry to
hear about your Mother.
Lee and Susan Chase
Chris, Joe and Jarred - so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Please be comforted by the great life she lived. We will not be able to attend the wake Saturday, but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
It was a great pleasure getting to take care of Mrs. Diehl she was such a wonderful sweet lady and my thoughts and prays are with the family.
Missie (Perry) Barnett
Family - my father Wade Perry worked for Richard Diehl Trucking and always spoke highly of your mother and father and how they were such wonderful people. I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Diehl.
You and the family will be on our thoughts and
Terrie Francis Spiker
Chris and family...I am so sorry to
hear of your Mom's passing. She and
your Dad were staples in growing up
in Jonesborough. Their legacy lives
on in the family they raised so well.
Prayers for you all.
Carter & Dianne Everhart
It has been a pleasure through the years to have known Mrs.
Diehl and worked for the Diehl family. She was one of the best
dressed and well thought of women of Jonesborough. She will
be missed by all who knew her. Our prayers go out to Chris,
Joey, Jared and the family as they grieve the loss of this
Continuing to pray for your family; thank you for allowing
us to care for your mother, she will be missed greatly by all
of us here at Four Oaks.