Floy Jean Dietz

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FLOY JEAN DIETZ, 82, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. on July 13, 1931 to Charles and Thelma Greenwood. She moved to Little Rock with her Mother, Brother, and Sister at age 12 in 1943. She graduated from Little Rock Senior High School in 1949. After graduation she worked as a receptionist at the Brooks-Pollard Advertising Agency. While there she met her future husband, Kearney Dietz. The couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2013. Floy Jean was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Benny. She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Kathie Osborne (Fred); her son, Dee Dietz (Susan); five grandchildren, Jason Dietz Osborne (Jenny), Ginni Agar, Derek Osborne, Amanda Scott (Joey),and Trip Dietz; and seven great-grandchildren, Avery Agar, Gentry Agar, Ridge Agar, Ella Scott, Anna Claire Scott, Emma Scott, and Glancy Osborne; and her sister, June Cooper (Jim). Floy Jean was a Brownie leader as a young mother and was an active Jaycette while her husband served in the Jaycees. She was a 60 year member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. She was a children's Sunday School teacher and always maintained her interest in children and church. Several years ago she was asked to serve as a two-week receptionist for her church. She stayed in that position for eight years! She was active in playing a part in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and in making sure they got to Sunday school. Those "Grand Ones and Great Grand Ones" as she called them, all knew their Nonnie for what she was, the "Boss of the Dietz Family". There will be a private interment service for family and close friends at 10 a.m. in the Pulaski Heights Methodist Church's Columbarium on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The memorial service will be in the church's sanctuary immediately following at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Floy Jean's long time friend, Rev. Britt Skarda. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Dietz Dialogue Sunday School Class, members of the Men Alive Small Group, and members of the Tuesday Morning Group. There will be a visitation at Ruebel Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 31. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Kearney & Floy Jean Dietz Memorial Children's Endowment of the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church Foundation, 4823 Woodlawn, Little Rock, Ark., 72205. The Dietz Family would like to express a special thanks to the loving, caring staff of nurses and CNA's on the 10th Floor Cancer Unit of Baptist Health. They were simply wonderful.

Published March 31, 2014

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