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Sunday August 2nd, 2020
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Monica Lee Diltz

Monica L. Diltz, age 62, 15 Kingsbury Drive, Benton (Central) died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 30, 2020,  while helping to clean St. Gabriel’s Church in Sugarloaf Township.

Born at the Bloomsburg Hospital on October 20, 1957, she was a daughter of the late John I. “Koon” and Ramona E. (McHenry) Diltz. She was a lifelong resident of Sugarloaf Township and a 1975 graduate of Benton High School.

Monica was employed as the manager of the Brass Pelican Restaurant in Elk Grove for 32 years, retiring in June, 2019.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Central. She was serving on the board of St. Gabriel’s Cemetery Association. She was a member of the History Buffs group which met at the Brass Pelican and was keenly interested in the history of Elk Grove, Jamison City and Central.

Monica is survived by her son, Christopher S. Diltz, and his fiance’ Kim Bray, Benton; a granddaughter, Ryleigh Bray who called her grandmother “Gram Cracker”, a brother, J. Steven Diltz, Benton; an uncle, Richard McHenry, Montgomery; three aunts: Rosemary Shultz, Bloomsburg, Audrey Frey, Benton, Sally Ann Griffith, Mountaintop, several cousins and numerous kids she raised while managing the Brass Pelican.

Private funeral services for her immediate family and close friends  will be held with her pastor, Caleb Fritz, officiating. Interment will follow in Waller Cemetery. Viewing on Sunday from 3-5 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Benton.

Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes.com

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Just learned of Monicas passing. So sorry; she was a lovely person and a wonderful cook. We enjoyed our conversations with her at the Brass Pelican. Our deepest condolences go out to her family.

Job & Diane Coslett Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Monica's passing. We will miss seeing her at church.

Roy Sr and Tina Geist

Roy Geist Aug 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Monica Diltz

Bonnie(Houseweart)Young Aug 6 2020 12:00 AM

May Gods peace cover you all.

Nancy and George brightbill Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to Monicas family may God give you strength. Wonderful person that lived in a wonderful part of our county !!!

William Soberick Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

chris and family, we at redrock are very sorry to have heard of monica's passing. We will miss her and will always have our memories we shared throughout the years with her from the pelican to the flea market!! She was such a great person with a beautiful smile and heart!!

tracy antrim from redrock campground Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Chris, Steve, and Family,
Becky and I send our sincere sympathy and condolences to your family. Monica was a special person who always had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed. God Bless

Bill & Becky Garrison Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Chris, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's untimely death. Be Blessed in your memories with her. We're sure Paula Deeter is already on the welcoming committee along with your Gram in
heaven and have lovingly welcomed your Mom . Love, Peace and Prayers.
Art & Judy Hess.

Art & Judy Hess Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Chris, We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful person..we always enjoyed seeing her when we went to the Pelican. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Lou Ann and Rich Maye Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Monica Diltz

Jean Rodriguez Aug 2 2020 12:00 AM

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