Diane Lee Andres

June 11, 1935 ‒ January 04, 2018

Bellville, Ohio

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Diane Lee Andres passed away peacefully at her home in Bellville, Ohio on January 4, 2018.  Diane was born June 11, 1935, in Rockford Illinois, the daughter of Burrell Edwin Kinney and E. Addey Lyford.

Being raised on a farm in northern Illinois, Diane thoroughly loved to work outdoors.  She tended to many acres of flower beds and gardens.  Her mantra was to work first and rest later.  After a hard day’s work, she enjoyed relaxing on her deck and enjoying her family, dogs and chickens.  She was a quiet and loving mother and grandmother.  She loved attending the many events of her grandchildren and just spending time with the older grandchildren over lunch or dinner.

On September 11, 1956, Diane married the love of her life, Kerry Joe Andres.  Upon completion of his Navy tour, they wandered the country, finally settling in Evergreen, Colorado where they raised their three daughters.  She loved to drive or hike through the mountains or camp at Lake Dillon or sit by a cold running stream flowing from the peaks.  The love of the Colorado Mountains never wavered as she moved to Florida for a few years and eventually settled in Bellville.

Diane is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Donna & Gerry Danmeier of North Ft. Myers, Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Lou & Gary Smith of Durango, Colorado, Tina & Eric Musshorn of Dallas, Oregon, and Letitia & Brian Miller of Bellville, Ohio.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren which include Nita Smith of Mansfield, Ohio, Tiffany and husband Jesse Bronson of Aztec, New Mexico, Nathan and his wife Shelby Miller of Marietta, Georgia, Nicole, Caleb and Katelynn Miller of Bellville, Ohio, and Eric Musshorn, Jr. of Maine.  She was able to enjoy 3 great grandchildren as well, Chase and Valoria Bronson of Aztec, New Mexico and Parker Miller of Marietta, Georgia.

The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  A private celebration of her life will be at her home and Diane’s final resting place will be in Laona Twp. Cemetery in Illinois at a later date.  The family wishes to thank all of those who helped care for Diane during her illness especially Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Home Health Care and OhioHealth Hospice Care.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Diane’s family and encourage you to share a memory with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a joy to watch at games, patiently guiding her little ones. She leaves a wonderful legacy.

  • Grandma Diane was such an amazing woman.She loved Nathan’s friends like they were her own grandsons as they bounced back and forth from her house to the Miller’s! She was a joy to know and love and will be greatly missed. We’re so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you!
    Joel, Joy, Katie, Will, Josh & Jessica, and David

  • My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Diane. You will be reunited with her again right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord’s Prayer no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-4.