Diann L. Urban, 78, of Lehighton, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the wife of Charles Urban. They were married on September 11, 1965 and celebrated 55 years of marriage. Prior to retiring, she was an administrative assistant at the former Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton, for over 20 years. Born at home on the family farm in Mahoning Valley, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Laura (Breiner) Gilbert. Diann was a 50-year member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and gardening. She assisted her children as a Cub Scout Den Mother and 4-H Leader for sewing. When she was younger, she was most proud of participating in 4-H and was awarded with a Grand Champion Blue Ribbon for her steer. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald and a sister, Dolores Beibleheimer. Surviving in addition to her husband, are a son, Greg and his wife Kathy, of Tamaqua; two daughters, Melissa, husband of Troy Hartman, of Andreas, Kristin, wife of Dan Butz, of Lehighton; two brothers, Earlyn and his wife Janice, and Lamar, both of Lehighton; five grandchildren, Dr. Taylor Urban, Tannar, wife of Luke Matsago, Tyler and Emily Butz and TJ Hartman; nieces and nephews; and canine companion, Gordon. Services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, November 28, at the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Route 309, New Ringgold, with Rev. Lauren Wolfe-Blatt officiating. Call from 9:30- 10:30am. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. CDC guidelines will be followed, social distancing and masks are required. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at www.hartmanfuneralhomeinc.com.
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