HOWARD — Diane L. Waite, 48, of Coshocton Road, Howard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born Aug. 20, 1961, in Mount Vernon to William and Barbara (Kunkel) Heaton. Diane worked as a secretary for Heaton Appliances in Mount Vernon and enjoyed her free time making crafts or sewing something for the family. She was an avid animal lover and always kept her beloved canine companions, Mable and Logan, close to her side.
Besides her parents she is survived by her children, Scott (Connie) Waite of Jacksonville, Fla., Andrea (Nick) Colopy of Fredericktown and Jared Waite of Howard; three grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda and Anthony; a great-grandson, Andy; three sisters, Rebecca (Tony) Roddy of Walhonding, Sharon Ratai of Mount Vernon and Nancy Barrett of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Heaton Mills.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Howard. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church, 23212 Coshocton Road, Howard, OH 43028, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastor Lee Cubie and Pastor Tom Orr will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard United Methodist Church. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Diane L. Waite.