Diane Lee Steenrod

August 22, 1933 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 86)

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Diane Lee Steenrod, 86, of Sidney, passed away at her residence, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 6:40 AM, surrounded by her family.

Diane was born on August 22, 1933, in rural Wapakoneta, Ohio, the daughter of Bernard McCavana and Rowena Griffis. Both parents have preceded her in death. She was raised by Walter and Grace Kah who were her aunt and uncle. On May 3, 1952, she married Louis D. Steenrod, who also preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She truly loved and enjoyed her family. They were the parents of two daughters, Louanne (Jerry Brown, of Tipp City) Hines, of Sidney, and Kathryn (Tom) Lee, of Russell's Point, Ohio. Grandsons: Daniel Lee, deceased, Matthew (Stacie) Eaton, Steven (Stephanie) Lee, Timothy (Lori Ellis) Lee, and their families. There are two great-grandsons: Arthur, and Eugene, and a great-granddaughter, Hannah  Vitek. She had a sister: Joan (Kah) Seaton, deceased, and nephews, Randy and Alan Seaton and their Families. A half-sister Marge Gonzalez, and half- brother, James McCavana, both are deceased. A half-sister Ena Ross of Michigan survives as well, as well as a sister-in-law Mary Lane Steenrod. Her favorite niece, Charlene (Kenny) Hogard, and many other nieces and nephews. She loved her little furry children too, Tucker, Abby and Rufus, and they will miss her.   Diane was a member of Connection Point Church and had a very strong faith in God. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to Connection Point Church, The Guillain-Barre (GBS –CIDF) Foundation, or to SCARF.

Public Visitation and Memorial Service will be held at a later date, with Alan Leach and Mark Kaufman of the Connection Point Church officiating, and burial of Diane’s cremated remains will follow those services at Glen Cemetery.

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