Beatrice V. Dietrich, 87, of Kutztown, died July 4, 2013 in her residence. She was the widow of William J. Dietrich, who died Aug. 2, 2002.
Born in New Smithville, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Verna (Grim) Leibensperger.
She was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dietrich was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Kutztown, Order of the Eastern Star, East Penn Chapter #336, Kutztown, and the Kutztown Grange. She loved baking, and was an avid gardener and quilter.
Survivors: Son, Kenneth R., husband of Debra J. (Hertzog) Dietrich, Lenhartsville; daughter-in-law, Diane L. (Miller), wife of Robert A. Kern, Kempton; sister, Marilyn C. (Leibensperger) Smith, Downingtown; five grandchildren, Ginger A. (Dietrich), wife of Richard M. Schappell, Marlo K. (Dietrich), wife of Steven D. Rohrbach, Michael K., husband of Amy N. (Lentz) Dietrich, Michelle R. (Dietrich), wife of Daniel D. Batz, Heather C. (Dietrich), wife of Jarad R. Grim; and twelve great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William C. Dietrich on January 15, 1996.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Kutztown, with the Reverend James R. Hammond officiating. Interment will follow in New Bethel Zion Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church. An Order of the Eastern Star service will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The family requests contributions be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1343 Long Lane Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.