Obituaries — 02 February 2014

Alberta J. Dieckman, age 91, of Independence, MO passed away Wednesday,

January 29, 2014. A visitation was held Monday, February 3, 2014 at Carson Speaks

Chapel. A funeral service followed at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel. Burial was at Buckner

Hill Cemetery. Alberta was born February 16, 1922 in Sibley, MO to Albert and

Josephine (Jackson) Ahring as one of four children growing up on a farm. At 19, she

married her beloved Herman Dieckman and together they had five girls. She was a

homemaker that could sell anything. Alberta sold Avon for over forty years, and was a

member of their Presidents Club for many years. She supported her husband’s social

activities and they were long time members of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ.

Her family remembers her as loving, hardworking, and devoted to providing for her

family. Alberta is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Dieckman of Independence,

MO; Marilyn Dieckman of Independence, MO; Barbara Sloop and husband Nick

of Lawson, MO; Donna Rains and husband Ron of Stilwell, KS; Kathy Bloom of

Independence, MO; grandchildren, Kim, Mark, Amy, Nichole, Nicholas, Natalie,

Dana, Richard, Nancy, and Jenny; twenty –one great grandchildren and two great

great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters, Gertrude Multhaupt

and Ruby Lauck; brother, J.T. Ahring; husband Herman; and granddaughters, Lisa

and Valerie. The family encourages contributions to Children’s Mercy Hospital in

her memory. Online condolences may be expressed at

(Arrangements: Carson Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)

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