Edythe M. Dierker, 81

Homemaker, gardener

November 05, 2006

Edythe Mary Dierker, a mother and homemaker who enjoyed gardening and traveling, died Monday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Timonium resident was 81.

Born Edythe Mary Studer in Sewickley, Pa., she graduated from Ben Avon High School in the Pittsburgh suburbs in 1944. She was married to Milton Dierker, a retired buyer for a Cockeysville machine company and World War II veteran, for 59 years.

She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Timonium.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Timothy's, 100 E. Timonium Road.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Janet Louise Dierker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and Barbara Jean Schmitt of Shrewsbury, Pa.; and two granddaughters.

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