Diana Kay Roop

September 05, 1947 ‒ September 09, 2018

Lexington, Ohio

Diana Kay Roop peacefully passed away after a struggle with cancer, at her home, surrounded by family and friends on September 9, 2018.  She was 71.

Born Diana Rist in Parma, Ohio the daughter of Paul and Geneva (Scott) Rist who preceded her in death, she lived in central Ohio most of her life and enjoyed a career with Richland Bank.  An avid music lover, Diana loved to laugh and socialize, always making people feel welcome in her presence and in her home.  She enjoyed travel and spending time at Lake Erie with her family and friends.  She loved to garden, and garage sale and relished in finding treasures to share with others.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband William Roop;  daughters Leah Wachtel and Erica Banta, stepchildren Amber Hensley and Joshua Roop; grandchildren Bianca Ayscue, Brittany Ayscue, Braden Wachtel, Geneva Day; Alexis, Brooklyn, and Chloe Cushing, and great-granddaughter Alexis Torres.

Her family will receive guests Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Diana’s family. Send them a message of support – and watch her Tribute Video online – at SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort are with you all. Cherish all those memories Diana left for you.💔☦
    Beth Nunn.

  • I wish so much that I could be there with all of you to provide a very small amount of comfort to you during this very difficult time. I share your grief and will definatley be with you in spirit. I will miss you so much, Diane and rely upon all of our memories that we made together to keep your spirit alive within me. God bless you Bubba, Leah, Erica and Joanie❤️

  • Diane was one of the most precious ladies that I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. My heartfelt condolences to all her family.,she loved you all beyond measure, and was so proud of you. Diane and Bill shared a love that some people never get to share. To love and be loved back is a blessing…. Love, Flora Adkins

  • So sorry Leah to hear about your loss and that of your family. I did not know your Mother, however through you I know what a wonderful person she was. Sending
    heartfelt prayers for you and your family to help you through this difficult time.

    Love and Prayers,

  • So sorry to hear this… I have so many good memories of her. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family, and I wish we would’ve stayed in contact better. I love all of you all and my thoughts are with you. 💕💕