Mrs. Dietrich took her adopted hometown to heart, becoming involved in a number of community organizations and playing a key role in the development of a kindergarten program for the Ravenna school district, holding classes for youngsters in her home.
Mrs. Dietrich died Sunday in Sun City Center, Fla. She was 99.
She was the widow of Probate-Juvenile Judge Clay Dietrich, who served on the bench from 1945 until he retired in 1966. He died in January 1979.
Born July 29, 1898 in Deshler, Ohio, she was the daughter of Henry and Sarah (Wirick) Eger.
Mrs. Dietrich joined the First United Methodist Church of Ravenna following her marriage, and was active in church affairs throughout her residence in Ravenna. A musician, she contributed toward the development of the church's handbell choir and also was involved in other musical activities at the church.
She was a member of The Junior Tuesday Club, The Delphian Society, The Women's Club, The Federation of Women, The American Legion Auxiliary and Rotary Anns.
Survivors include her son, Lt. Col. Clay Dietrich of Prescott, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Alison Dietrich of Sanford, Fla., and Lt. Cdr. Mark Clay Dietrich of North Kingstown. R.I.
Visitation will be held from noon until services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Tom Poremba will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.