A celebration of the home-going of Kenetha Diehl’s life is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 2 p.m., in the Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Suttle, of the First Assembly of God Church, officiating. Kenetha passed away July 4, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was 71 years old.
Kenetha Noretha Diehl was born in Hazard County, Ky., the daughter of George Oscar Ross and Beatrice Pauline (Mooney) Ross, on Feb. 22, 1941.
Kenetha dedicated her life to helping others, and was a CNA for many years. Her other passion was being around people, which she was able to do as a greeter at Walmart until her retirement. Kenetha was a wonderful and caring person, a wife, a mentor, a friend, a loving mother and grandmother and now angel of God, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Kenetha is survived by her five children, Pauline Hickey and her husband Dion, of Roswell, Delbert Diehl, of Diboll, Texas, Randy Diehl, of Roswell, Scott Diehl, of Dilley, Texas, and Don Diehl and his wife Tammy, of Kansas; five siblings, Jesse Ross and his wife Fran, of Kentucky, Oscar Ross and his wife Donna, of Michigan, Ed Ross and his wife Diane, of Iowa, Dee Norris and her husband the Rev. Ron, of Missouri, Charlotte Cox and her husband Pastor Roger, of Kentucky; brother in law Robert Wesley, of Amarillo, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces, who loved her very much.
Preceding Kenetha in death were her parents, husband, two sisters, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.