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Ella Marie (Wiggins) Diehl

January 5, 1932 ~ August 7, 2020 (age 88)

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Ella Marie Diehl, 88, of Aledo, Illinois, died Friday, August 7, 2020 in her home at Brookstone in Aledo from COVID complications. A visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Fippiner Funeral Home in Aledo.   Private graveside services will be Thursday in the Hamlet Cemetery. Memorials may be left to the Hamlet Cemetery Association or Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made at

Ella Marie was born January 5, 1932 in Perryton Township, Illinois, to Harry and Pearl Dahl Wiggins. She graduated from Reynolds High School in 1951.  On September 23, 1955, she married Donald E. “Elmo” Diehl in Hamlet, Illinois.  He died February 15, 2015.

She was a homemaker and instructed painting classes at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo for 15 years.

Ella Marie was a member of the Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church and the Mercer County Homemakers Extension Association. She enjoyed genealogy, painting, gardening and was a die-hard Cubs fan.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Jay) MacDonald of Hamlet, IL; Beverly (Paul Gillick) Lemon of Alexandria, VA; 3 grandchildren, Matthew MacDonald of Hamlet, Andrew (Tachelle) MacDonald of Aledo and Ellen MacDonald of St. Louis, MO; two great granddaughters: Emilia Mae Crowder and Lillian Grace MacDonald; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; half- sister:  Opal Lovejoy; half-brother: Clyde “Bud” Wiggins.

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 Service Program


August 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

Private Graveside Service

Hamlet Cemetery
Hwy. 94
Aledo, IL 61231


Hamlet Cemetery Association
Hwy. 94, Aledo IL 61231

Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church
1848 170th Avenue, Reynolds IL 61279

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