Diane L. Hanny, 67, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Bethesda Care Center. She was born on March 20, 1948 in Fremont, the daughter of Blake and Ann (Anton) Gruver. She was a 1966 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and received an Associate Degree in Social Services Assisting from Terra State Community College.
Diane married Richard “Rich” Hanny on November 7, 1969 at First Brethren Church in Fremont and he survives. She was a member of Foundation Stone Christian Church in Northwood, OH where she taught Sunday school. Diane was a Preschool Teacher and authored several children’s books. She volunteered at the Liberty Center where she previously served as a Board Member and was also a Founding Member. Diane enjoyed scrapbooking, crocheting rag rugs and sending out encouragement cards.
Diane is survived by her husband of forty-six years, Richard “Rich” Hanny, Fremont, OH; children, Matthew Hanny, St. Louis, MO, Martha (Mark) Lewis, Columbus, OH, Jonathan (Stephanie) Hanny, Ashburn, VA; grandchildren, Lexi and Courtney Lewis, Benjamin, David, Joshua, Jesse and Erin Hanny; sister-in-law, Jo Gruver, Fremont, OH and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Don and Tom Gruver; sisters, Judy Gleba and Brenda Albert.
Visitation: Saturday from 9 – 11 am at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor George Barrett and Pastor Randy Kutz officiating.
Burial: St. Jacob’s Cemetery, Bloomville, OH
Memorials can be made to The Liberty Center of Sandusky County, 1421 E. State St, Fremont, OH 43420, Foundation Stone Christian Church, 4532 Woodville Rd, Northwood, OH 43619 or to the Donor’s Choice.
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Rich and family,
Sending my condolences to you. May God Bless you as you keep good memories in your heart.
We love you Rich and Family, Diane was a wonderful example of Christ’s love in the earth, we cannot wait to be reunited with her again. I am sure her and Ellie have already started writing another chapter for their book!
Randy & Jennifer Kutz
((Ellie)) Sophie, Sam, Tabbi
Diane, has arrived home and into the loving arms of her Lord. Diane seemed to look for absolute love and security at every opportunity from me. She passionately cared for Carol and myself which will always warm our hearts. She did love us all!
I know that we loved each other, but I rejoice to know that her love need is absolutely satisfied now in the arms of Christ. Her joy is fulfilled and her sorrow and pain are washed away.
All of her pain is now a distant memory and eternal joy is now her reward!
“In the Presence of the Lord is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures evermore.”
It was an honor and joy to know Diane. We will always hold her love of Jesus and people in our heart and like Diane, we will fight the good fight until we meet again.
Larry and Gloria Urban
Dear Rich and family,
It is with deepest heartfelt sympathy that I offer my condolences on the loss of your lovely Diane.
I only knew her briefly at Foundation Stone Church, but in that short time I could see how she was loved by everyone, especially the children she taught Sunday School to.
What a treasure of memories you must have!
God bless you and your family as you now must suffer her loss. God is with you!
With love, Annie Sodd
Ken & Minnie Lawrence
It Is a joy and privilege to have you and Dianne in our lives. Dianne has left behind a legacy of love and service that will continue to speak and honor the Lord. She will be remembered with affection and we look forward with joy at the reunion that is in our future. We love you Rich and are here for you. May the grace peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family.
Ken & Minnie Lawrence
The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you brother Rich, as well as with your children and grandchildren.
Elizabeth V. Jordan & Family
So sorry to hear of Sis. Hanny’s passing. She was a wonderful sister in Christ and will be sorely missed.
May God bring comfort to her natural and spiritual families.
Elizabeth V. Jordan
Monte M. Howard
Matt, a poem for your mom:
Mom, you are a faithful companion in the most difficult times
Mom, you took all the pain away that was mine
Mom, you dedicated your life to caring and providing , you did not slack
Mom, you worked all your life to keep me on track
You could say, I knew mom always had my back
Whenever I cried a little tear
You would wipe it away and say “Mom is here”
Mom, you seemed to know how and when to assist
Even when you weren’t there, you felt you in the midst
Your love for me is irreplaceable, will never part
Mom, you will be forever be in my heart
Even though you are no longer physically here, my mother dear
I know that in heaven, you’re saying “What work can I do here?”
By Monte Howard
13 Jul 15
Dear Rich (and family),
I was sorry to hear that Diane had passed… Not sorry for her though. In fact my first thought was, “Oh she is so happy right now!” I can somewhat relate to years of physical difficulty though different and perhaps not to the same extent as her. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to have her glorified body and be free from everything that tied her down. Not only that but to be constantly surrounded by absolute beauty and the tangible presence of our Lord must be beyond words! But I thought of you and know that after a lifetime of 46 years together you as well as your family must miss her deeply. So I pray you will feel comfort from the Holy Spirit as he fills every void until you are all reunited in that wonderful place.
Much love and deep sympathy,
Chris and Esther Hatcher
Roger and Linda Velliquette
Rich and family, My heart was sad to learn of Diane’s passing. Praying you all find peace and comfort when you share all your wonderful memories of her with each other. May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.
Rich & family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Diane. I know that you have many happy memories of her and I pray these happy memories will eventually replace the loss that you’re feeling right now. God bless you all with His Presence.