Pictures of Estalene (Korns) Dietle

Here are a few cell phone pictures of my mother Estalene (Korns) Dietle. The first one is an undated flip phone picture of her playing with her grandson (my son) Carl Jacob Dietle in her yard in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Based on his height, the photo was taken circa 2001.
Carl and Estalene Dietle playing in the snow.

The next photo was taken on November 10, 2009 at a park in Houston, Texas when she, her brother Melvin, and her sister-in-law Dolores visited us in Texas.
a park in Houston, Texas

The next photo was taken on May 30, 2011 and shows her standing in front of one of the bushes she planted in her yard in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
bushes in yard

The next photo was taken on November 11, 2011 at our home in Houston, Texas. Fooling around, we covered her up with pillows from the couch.
 Houston, Texas

The next photo was taken at Meason's iron furnace near Wooddale, in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Meason's iron furnace

The next photo was taken on June 20, 2015. Based on the whiteboard in the background and her slightly disheveled hair, I suspect that this picture was taken at a nursing home in the Pittsburgh metro area where she stayed for a week or two after a hospital stay.
nursing home

In the next picture, she and I pause for a picture during a February 7, 2016 walk in the parking lot of her retirement condo in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. She had become very weak due to wintertime inactivity, and our walks together helped to strengthen her.
out for a walk

The next picture was taken at a park in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area on February 21, 2016. The tilt to one side is due to advanced Parkinson's Disease.
a park in the Pittsburgh metro area

The next picture was taken at the Heinz History Center on December 20, 2017. She wanted to get out and do things with me that trip, and we made trips to many museums in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Those were the last outings we ever had together. It is surprisingly hard to type that last sentence today, over five years later.
at the Heinz History Center

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