Margaret Diehm

Obituary of Margaret Diehm

Margaret M. (Beears) Diehm, 83, of Blandon, formerly of Reading, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Orwigsburg, PA.

Born January 5, 1935 in Kenhorst, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harrison B. and Eva I. (Ohlinger) Beears.

Margaret worked for many years as an executive administrator for Glen-Gery Brick in their Wyomissing offices, retiring in 1998. She had also worked in a clerical position for Narrow Fabric.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Reading where she belonged to the Women of the ELCA. She also taught Sunday School at Holy Spirt Lutheran Church, Reading. Margaret loved to sew and enjoyed gardening.

Margaret graduated in 1952 from Reading High School and also attended the Reading Business Institute.

Margaret is survived by her two sons, John R. Diehm, husband of Amy L. (Flaherty) Diehm, Blandon and James R. Diehm, husband of Kassandra J. (Mueller) Diehm, Pataskala, Ohio. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Samantha, Gavin, Seth, Ashley and Caleb.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Jack Beears and Ralph Beears and her sister, Ruth (Beears) Kaputo.

Funeral Services for Margaret will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, 14390 Kutztown Road, Fleetwood, with Rev. Gary L. Walbert, officiating. Burial will follow in Laureldale Cemetery, Reading. A viewing will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Margaret's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, 237 Court St, Reading, PA 19601.

Margaret's family would like to thank the staff of the Orwigsburg Center for the loving care and compassion they provided to their Mom and Grandma.

Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Margaret and her family. Online condolences may be offered at