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Agnes L. Diffenauer

August 26, 1954 ~ May 12, 2020 (age 65)


Agnes Diffenauer, age 65 of Carlyle, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.


Agnes was born on August 26, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of James and Mildred (Fiscus) Diffenauer.  She worked as a nurse aide for a time, and she enjoyed camping and collecting Elvis Presley and Coca-Cola memorabilia.    Agnes also loved spending time with her family and visiting with the nurses and social workers at the Carlyle Healthcare Center.


Ms. Diffenauer is survived by her sister – Nelda Hunter of Carlyle; a brother – Marvin Charlton and wife Sherry of Chamois, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents – James and Mildred Diffenauer; her partner, Richard Manning; 2 sisters – Marvia “Sue” Melton and husband Eugene “Gene” and Cherrie Diffenauer; and a brother-in-law – Larry Hunter.


Private funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 16.  While private, the service will be livestreamed and can be viewed remotely by visiting  Please go to that webpage on Saturday at 1:00 to view the service live.  Ms. Diffenauer will be laid to rest at Carlyle Township Cemetery. 


Expressions of sympathy in memory of Agnes are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be received through Zieren Funeral Home, PO Box 276, Carlyle, IL 62231.  

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