Edna Mae Dietz

December 24, 1928January 30, 2021

Dietz, Edna Mae, age 92, of Phoenix, AZ (Formerly of Beavercreek, OH) passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at The Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix. She was born on December 24, 1928 in Fairborn, OH, the daughter of Joseph A. and Helen M. (Stewart) Slaughter, who preceded her in death. Edna Mae was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Dale E. Dietz. She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Raymond Ned Dietz. Edna Mae is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Dietz, of Beavercreek; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Douglas Miller, of Cave Creek, AZ. Five grandchildren: Mark Dietz and wife, Jennifer; Scott Dietz and wife, Kristin; Brian Miller and wife Chrissy; Gregory Miller and partner Sharon Gustafson and Lindsey Miller. Seven great grandchildren: Camryn, Hudson, Olivia, Tessa, Madison, Mia, Easton, and nieces, nephews and friends. She was a graduate of Beavercreek High School, Class of 1946. Edna Mae, a lifelong member of Beaver United Church of Christ, attending the church since the age of 9 years. She and her husband Dale faithfully served the church in many capacities. Throughout Dale’s 27 year tenure as Station 2 Fire Chief of the Beavercreek TWP Volunteer Fire Department, she donated countless hours to perform administrative duties for the Department. Edna Mae retired as the Librarian Aide in charge of the Shaw Elementary School Library following 23 years of service. Edna Mae and her Mother Helen were founding members of the Valley View Garden Club in 1949. Over her 59 year membership she served in various leadership positions and won many awards at the Greene County Fair. Family was extremely important to Edna Mae, who stayed in close contact with 4 generations of her family until the very end of her life. Funeral services: 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery with Pastor Brian Eastman officiating. If desired, contributions may be made in memory of Edna to The Hospice location of your choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


9 March

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Mt Zion Shoup Cemetery

Beavercreek, Ohio


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Tina Bailey

February 8, 2021

My sincere sympathy to your family in the loss of your Mother. I remember Mrs. Dietz when she worked in the library at Shaw Elementary and I was a student there in the late 60's. She was always such a nice lady and willing to help us find the books we needed or that were of interest to us.

Victoria Rogers

February 8, 2021

Edna and I had some wonderful times. I got to know her better by virtue of being employed by a home health care provider for Dale. She was so proud of her home, and was so diligent at being a good wife, mother, and housekeeper!
Vickie Applegate

Jean Ali

February 7, 2021

Nancy and Dave,
Please accept my sincerest condolences. Your Mom was such a lovely lady. I fondly remember visiting her when my children were small. She was always so generous and kind.
Jean (Payne) Ali

George Hare

February 7, 2021

My deepest sympathies on the loss of Edna Dietz to my Station 2 Chief Dale Dietz and my classmate Nancy Dietz.

Alice Clausing

February 7, 2021

Our sympathies for your loss. I sat in the same pew with Edna Mae and Dale at Beaver Church for several years. Edna Mae was a kind and gracious lady, and I miss her.