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Betty Joanne Diederick

Betty Joanne Diederick (nee Flood), 85, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, at New Life Hospice of Lorain, after a brief illness. She was born April 20, 1928 in Toledo.

Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls, Elvis memorabilia, crocheting, knitting and gardening.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Diederick of Oberlin; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Jason France, David France, Jesse Bolt, Heather Randolph; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother, Leonard of Wellington.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; brothers, James, Richard; sister, Constance; and her parents, Edward and Mary (nee Staats).

There will be no visitation. Private burial will be at Ridge Hill Cemetery.

Family suggests those who wish, may make donations to the Alzheimers Association, 12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed at

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