Diane E. Geiselman

September 12, 1943 ‒ December 13, 2019

Loudonville, Ohio

LOUDONVILLE: Diane E. Geiselman went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, December 13, 2019, in the Brethren Care Center surrounded by her family. She was 76.

She was born on September 12, 1943, to parents Richard & Helen (Strouse) Geiselman in Loudonville. After Diane graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1961, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Capital University in social work with the class of 1965.

Diane worked for the Franklin County Children’s Services as the Recreation Director at Franklin Village and as a social worker. She then went on to the “HEARTS” program, where she became known as the “Queen of HEARTS”, until retiring in 1995.

After retirement, she returned to Loudonville and worked for several years at Jac-line Manor in the Activities Department, and immediately became active in the community. She was a part of the Loudonville Recreation Board, Activities Scholarship Program, and an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Loudonville. In 2011 Diane began working with the Community Help Mission as a director despite multiple health concerns and following admission to long term care she still continued to write grants and answer after-hours phone calls. Diane was the epitome of a servant to her community and through serving was dedicated to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She is survived by daughters Christina Elliott of Loudonville and Amy (Ray) Moberly of San Diego, CA; grandchildren Antonia (Caleb) Trejo, Bianca (Zeek Campbell) Trejo, Elliana Trejo, and Walker Moberly; great-granddaughter Aveya Campbell; and her sister Vicki (Ken) Rosser of Ashland.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Diane will be held Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Loudonville, 225 E. Main Street, Loudonville, Ohio. Pastor Kathleen Walkerow will officiate. Diane’s family invites everyone in attendance to join them in a time of remembrance and celebration of Diane’s life immediately following the service.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Community Help Mission at the memorial service or may be mailed to the funeral home-123 N. Market St. Loudonville, Ohio 44842.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Diane’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Diane will always be remembered by Les and I as the epitome of a community servant. She was kind, loving, generous, and always had everyone else’s best interest at heart over her own. Diane you will be sorely missed by everyone who ever met you. Thank you for all the loved you showed us and everyone else you met during your lifetime. Heaven gained a truly bright star and I’m sure that Jesus himself met you at the gate saying “well done my faithful servant!”… until we meet again, May your light continue to shine in Loudonville through those that loved you most! Prayers to your family as I know they are mourning the loss of such a great woman. Love always, Danielle and Les Hughes

  • Diane will always be remembered by Les and I as the epitome of a community servant. She was kind, loving, generous, and always had everyone else’s best interest at heart over her own. Diane you will be sorely missed by everyone who ever met you. Thank you for all the love you showed us and everyone else you met during your lifetime. Heaven gained a truly bright star and I’m sure that Jesus himself met you at the gate saying “well done my faithful servant!”… until we meet again, May your light continue to shine in Loudonville through those that loved you most! Prayers to your family as I know they are mourning the loss of such a great woman. Love always, Danielle and Les Hughes

  • Diane’s top priority was to help other people. A lady that had multiple and serious health issues, but never complained.

    The Director of Community Help Mission she directed and counseled so many. The staff of CHM truly were amazed with her resilience. We will miss the guidance she provided us.

    Your season is here, Diane. God has another angel. Will miss you my friend…….

    Love,

    Karen McClure

  • Carolyn and I want to share in the many condolences and memories of Diane. She was a special person made even more so by being a life long friend. May I say first of all she could enjoy a good laugh. What a treasure to be so talented and to be able to laugh, both at herself and others. We both played in the dance band and she carried that clarinet up and down more football fields than either of us would care to remember.

    As she experienced illness we never noticed any waiver in her faith. She was an example and a leader. Heaven will be a happier place with her there. To her family and many Loudonville acquaintances we send our warmest wishes to you all as you gather to remember one of our best.

    Rev Robert L. Remington

  • Diane “Gussie” was a role model for Vicki and I growing up…we loved to watch her and her friends from the sidelines. The whole Geiselman family was special to me. I believe now that Dick and Helen have greeted her with loving arms. Vicki and family…you have been such a loving support to her these past years of health issues. My love to you all in your grief!

  • Vicki and Ken, the whole Ray Miller family sends their prayers and sympathy to you and the Geiselman family.

  • Diane was an amazing person and such an asset to our community. She was sincere in her desire to help others and made a difference in the lives of many families. She will be deeply missed by all those who love her.

  • Diane was a remarkable leader who gave from her heart. A talented woman who shared her many gifts. I was saddened to learn of her passing.
    Much comfort & healing to her family.