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Eleanor Jane Dibert

December 10, 1935 — August 12, 2021

Eleanor Dibert, 85, of Urbana, Ohio died after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. She passed peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on August 12, 2021. She was born on December 10,1934 in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of Alice and Robert Couchman. Eleanor graduated from Concord High School where she played softball and was a cheerleader while attending there. She snow-skied in her 60s and early 70s and parasailed in her 60s. She lived most of her life in Champaign County. She married the love of her life, Gene, on June 24, 1956 and they enjoyed 59 years of blissful marriage. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends. She had worked at the Grimes Manufacturing Company, H & R Block and eventually retired from Champaign County Landmark in 1997. She was very active and independent throughout her life. She volunteered at the Champaign County YMCA where she taught water aerobics. She was also active in Martha’s Circle at the United Methodist Church and the TWIG organization at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with family and eating out with her friends. She also enjoyed knitting, watching sporting events and various crafts. She is survived by her two children, Stephanie (Kym) Moore of Urbana, and Dr. Steven (Jocelyn) Dibert of Gastonia, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Andrew Moore of Centerville, Ohio, Emily (John) O’Bryan of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, Karia Dibert of Chicago, Illinois and Kassi Dibert of Raleigh, North Carolina; and one great grandchild, Eleanor O’Bryan of Fitchburg, Wisconsin; and two siblings, James Couchman of Urbana and Shirley Henry of Rosewood, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Dibert, her parents, a sister Patricia McIntire and a brother Richard Couchman. In light of the presence of the coronavirus variant, there was not a viewing and a private service were held graveside. Funeral services were provided by the Walter and Lewis Funeral Home. She will be remembered by her family as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Memorial Contributions to honor Eleanor can be made to the Champaign County YMCA, P.O. Box, 191 Community Drive, Urbana, Ohio, 43078.

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