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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

618 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA

OBITUARY

Anna Bell (Diehl) Collins

February 6, 1922September 2, 2019

Anna Bell (Diehl) Collins, 97 of Waynesboro passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Birch Gardens of Royal Care, Staunton.

Born February 6, 1922 in New Hope, she was the daughter of the late Amos Benjamin and Effie (Rodeffer) Diehl.

Anna Bell was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren. Prior to retirement, she was employed by General Electric where she worked for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Collins on June 11, 1991; two sisters, Geneva Dennison and Audrey Ball; brother, Samuel Harvey Diehl; and stepson, Steve Collins.

Survivors include her two brothers, Garland Diehl and William Diehl; stepchildren, Sharon Collins, Cindy Meeks and Ronnie Collins; special nieces and nephews, David Ball, Ronnie Ball, Steven Diehl, and Deborah (Diehl) Hawkins; and several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro.

Following a private family burial at 9:30 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Dot Mellott officiating.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Birch Gardens of Royal Care for all their kindness, care, and love shown to Anna Bell over the last five years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 364 Bridge Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980 or a charity of your choice.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Collins on June 11, 1991; two sisters, Geneva Dennison and Audrey Ball; brother, Samuel Harvey Diehl; and stepson, Steve Collins.

    Survivors include her two brothers, Garland Diehl and William Diehl; stepchildren, Sharon Collins, Cindy Meeks and Ronnie Collins; special nieces and nephews, David Ball, Ronnie Ball, Steven Diehl, and Deborah (Diehl) Hawkins; and several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 364 Bridge Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980 or a charity of your choice

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Private Burial Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, September 6, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Sie Ball

September 9, 2019

Thoughts and prayers go out to family. I grew up beside AnnaBell mother would see her and other family there. She was lovely lady caring person always remembered when she saw you

Stanley Diehl

September 5, 2019

Family,sorry to hear of Anna Bells death . May God give you all comfort and peace at this time.Sorry we cannot attend the services, however our thoughts and prayers are with you .

Mel McKinney

September 4, 2019

Anna Bell was our neighbor on Edwardian Lane for several years. Very sweet and kind lady! My condolences to the family. She will be missed.

Charlotte Lotts

September 4, 2019

So sorry for the passing of Anna Bell. She was such a lovely person. I always enjoyed talking to and seeing her at all the Diehl family reunions. My thoughts and prayers to all the family at this time. May God grant you all peace and comfort.

Steve and Brenda Diehl

September 3, 2019

We are saddened by Anna Bell’s passing, but cherish the memories from all the years we had to enjoy her. Thankfully, she was blessed to see her grandniece, who was was born very close to her birthday this year. Anna Bell was so much fun to be around and we will miss her. Memories of Christmas programs, impromptu “auctions” at our Fourth of July picnics and her competitive nature when playing party games will inspire us for years to come. The most comforting thing is knowing we shall see her again in heaven someday.

Larry Collins

September 3, 2019

My Dad Charles W Collins and I will miss our frequent visits to Birch Garden to talk to a wonderful woman Anna Bell. On our last visit Anna Bell said she had fallen and hit her head. She was not feeling very good. Condolences to the Diehl and Collins families.

Cindy Meeks

September 3, 2019

Annabell was a great mother we always looked forward to going to her and dads house at Christmas she always prepared a great meal and we always sang Christmas hymns she will be greatly missed

Deborah Hawkins

September 3, 2019

I feel so blessed to have had AnnaBell as an aunt for so many years. She was spirited, caring, and her faith in God was never ending. AnnaBell now has her wings in heaven and is free of pain, and for this I am very grateful.
Debbie Diehl Hawkins

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