Elsie Mae (Murray) Dietz

August 30, 1920 ~ August 2, 2021 (age 100)


Elsie Mae (Murray) Dietz, 100, of Salem, OH, passed away at 7:00 p. m., on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Salem North Healthcare Center.

She was born on August 30, 1920, in Chester, WV, the daughter to her late parents; William and Olive (Ewing) Murray. She married Harold Mull, who served in Germany during WWII, and gave his life serving his country. During wartime, Elsie worked at Mullins in Salem, a plumbing fixture company that later became American Standard. During wartime it was converted to a manufacturer of ammunition shells to help with the war efforts. Good fortune shone on Elsie when she was blessed to fall in love once again and married her husband; Robert Dietz, whom she spent many years sharing life’s journey with as they built a wonderful life together. He passed away in 1991. Additionally, Elsie was employed at Homer Laughlin China Co. in the decorating department and for 20 years as a packer at the Clark Pulley Co., retiring in 1985. Early on she attended the Christian Church in Chester, WV. Elsie was one that did not have idle hands. She is one you could definitely referred to as someone who had a “green thumb” and it was not exclusive to vegetables. She enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens just as much. She appreciated the art of ceramics and the decorating of pottery. She spent many years as room mother in her children’s classrooms. Elsie was always busy, always working. She was without question a “hands on” mother. Everything she did, she did out of a deep love for her family and this continued throughout her lifetime even as the family grew with the addition of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Elsie’s life was one given in service to those she loved and to those who loved her hundred years was not enough. She will be deeply missed.

Elsie is survived by her children; Robert (Amy) Dietz of Salem, Judy (Brian) Allensworth of Reynoldsburg, OH, daughter-in-law; Lettie Mull of Salem, 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Additionally to her husbands; Harold and Robert, Elsie is preceded in death by her son; William Mull, sisters; Sarah Riggs, Mildred Kirby, Esther Caler, and brothers; Robert, Paul, and Forrest Murray.

There will be no public services. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Care was entrusted by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services of Salem.



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