Theresa Ann Dible

Theresa Ann Dible, age 89, of Sunbury, passed away peacefully at the Kobacker House in Columbus on Saturday, December 12, 2020.  She was born in Lima on April 13, 1931, to Edmund J. Brown and Josephine E. (Bruggemann) Brown, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving Theresa, and cherishing her memory, are her sons, Joseph F. (Janice) Dible of Croton, John J. (Karen) Dible of Sunbury, Michael E. (Elizabeth) Dible of Sunbury; her daughters, Debbie M. (Jeffrey) Stevens of Delaware, Jeanette E. (Pat) Temple of Caledonia, Rose A. (Ken) Sherman of Sunbury; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Preceding Theresa in death were her parents, her husband, Donald F. Dible; and siblings, Bill Brown, Tom Brown, Maurice “Butch” Brown, Ray Brown, Regina Spencer, and Mary King.

Theresa was an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Sunbury.  She and her husband, Donald, were longtime parishioners at the Church.  She was a “city girl” who married a farmer and learned to roll up her sleeves and get to work on the farm. Theresa and her husband loved to travel and did so around the country and even outside of the country, including Ireland.  They also loved to take cruises.  Theresa collected bells of all sorts, including ceramic and porcelain bells.  In her younger years, she did ceramics and demonstrated great skill in doing so.  Theresa loved to cook and bake.  She used to bake dozens of cookies at Christmas time.  Above all, Theresa was a loving and attentive wife, mother and grandmother.  Her favorite thing of all was her family and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Family and friends may call at 11am on Friday, December 18, 2020, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home (637 North State Route 61 in Sunbury).  A funeral service for Theresa will be held at 12:30pm at St. John Neumann Catholic Church (9633 E, OH-37 in Sunbury) on Friday, December 18, 2020, with Fr. Ryan Schmit officiating.  Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Theresa’s name to St. John Neumann Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dible family.  Memories of Theresa and condolences may be posted at

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