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Diane M. Gess

Diane Marie Gess, 71, of 754 Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died at her home on Sunday, October 3, 2021 surrounded by her family following a lengthy illness.

She was born on November 7, 1949 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Leo and Ardus Oknefski Lunder.
On October 2, 1976, in Johnsonburg, she married Dale Gess, who survives.
Diane was a lifelong resident of the area and graduate of Ridgway High School, class of 1967. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. Over the years, she was employed at Stackpole Carbon Company, U.S. Resistor, and the Ridgway Shoe Store. She could often be found bird watching and tending to her garden and flowers. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and trips to Warren to see the owls. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters; April Lyon Ford and her husband Josh of Emporium, Lisa Marie Gess of Erie, and Carrie Carnihan and her husband Glenn of St. Marys and by one son; Darien Gess of Ridgway. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Kallie, Haley, Kelsie, Skiler, Hannah, Mark, and one great-grandchild and by one sister; Cheryl (Rock) Anderson of Kansas.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son; Shane Lyon, and by a brother; William Lunder.
Funeral Services for Diane M. Gess will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 6. 2021 at the Krise Funeral Home with Pastor Susan Fox officiating.
Interment will follow in the Ott Cemetery,
Visitation will be at the Krise Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Beautiful video

Wendy Rupprecht Oct 11 2021 11:45 AM

My beautiful Sister in Law
You will truly be missed

Rock Anderson Oct 8 2021 5:40 PM

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Rock Anderson Oct 8 2021 5:36 PM

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Dawna Oct 7 2021 5:54 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Diane's family and loved ones. May all the beautiful memories that she has gifted everyone with be with you now as you walk through life until you meet her again. She is now at peace and no more suffering.

Judy Abplanalp McAninch Oct 6 2021 7:04 PM

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Sue and Ken Thom Oct 6 2021 11:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane M. Gess

Kelly J Smith Oct 6 2021 9:02 AM

Our Beautiful Diane Diane My beautiful friend May you be resting in peace in the arms of your angels .We may not see you but we know your there .I am happy we were back in touch and we're able to remind each other how we cherished our friendship and fun memories and loved each other . A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, and through our memories, they live on. My condolences.
May fond memories of her bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
May you live in the legacy she leaves behind Fly high beautiful lady Fly high
Love and prayers
Deborah Fields Bickerdyke and all my family

Deborah Fields Bickerdyke Oct 5 2021 8:18 AM

Kallie I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. Love you girl♥️🙏

Ginny Schneider Oct 4 2021 6:56 PM