Almedia Mitchell Diehm

August 23, 1938 ‒ October 02, 2018

Middleburg, Florida
Formerly of Butler, Ohio

Almedia Mitchell Diehm, age 80, passed away October 2, 2018, at Haven Hospice in Orange Park, FL following an extended illness.

One of ten children, Almedia was born August 23, 1938, in Quinwood, WV, to the late Noah Cletus & Mamie Ella (Harrison) Willey. On August 20, 1956, she married Jackie D. Mitchell. Together they raised their two children and lived many years in Butler, OH. In addition to being a homemaker and mother to David and Debra, she worked many years for and retired from Mansfield Plating.

Jackie and Almedia

Jackie and Almedia shared 27 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1984. She later married Robert Diehm on November 26, 1987 and enjoyed their time together; in 1995 he also preceded her in death.

Almedia enjoyed baking, cake decorating, and gardening. But above all, she cherished her family and her pets.

She is survived by her son David (Marie) Mitchell of Savannah, GA; her daughter Debra Layfield of Middleburg, FL; five grandchildren Jolene Williams of Jacksonville, FL; Jessica (Jeremy) Chastain of Middleburg, FL; Ashley (Thomas) Browning of Ansbach, Germany; Jaclyn (Michael) Gallagher of Jacksonville, FL; and Nicole Mitchell of Savannah, GA; six great-grandchildren Edward, Elissa, Andrea, Bryan, Bradley and Zackary; siblings Douglas Willey of Butler, OH and Patti Giorgetti of Atlanta, GA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Noah & Mamie; husbands Jackie and Robert; son-in-law Brad Layfield; and seven siblings.

Friends may call Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 1 to 4 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Rd) where Almedia’s funeral service will be held 11 am Monday. Celebrant Dave Roberts will speak and burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery where Almedia will be laid to rest beside Jackie. Contributions in her memory to Haven Hospice may be made at her services.

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  • Really sorry to hear. Have so many memories of Jack and Almedia living across the street from my parents.