Mrs. Kathy Rae (Downs) Dietz

1946 ~ 2019 (age 72)


Mrs. Kathy Rae Dietz, 72, of Jim Thorpe, Pa. passed away Friday, April 19th at The Gardens At Easton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Easton, Pa. She was the wife of Arthur W. Dietz of Jim Thorpe, Pa. They were married for 24 years last August 20, 2018. Born In Jim Thorpe, Pa. on Friday, August 2, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth & Evelyn (Moore) Downs. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Cafeteria & Bus Monitor for the Jim Thorpe Area School District. Kathy was a member of The First Presbyterian Church Of Lehighton and was a former member of The Lehighton Legion Post 314 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Dennis Emmons of Maryland Heights, Missouri,  2 brothers, Kenneth Downs & his wife Roxanne, James Downs & his wife Barbara of Jim Thorpe, nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Brad Emmons. A Graveside Celebration Of Life Service in her honor will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 10 a.m. in The Evergreen Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Pa. with Martha Cox officiating.. Memorial Contributions in her name may be made to a church or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences can be offered at

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