Diane L. Yothers

January 08, 1943 ‒ November 29, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Diane L. Yothers, age 77 of Delaware, OH, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, in Delaware, OH. She was born January 8, 1943 in Titusville, PA to the Ernest and Josephine (Prenatt) Mallery Jr.

Left to cherish Diane’s memory are her husband, Duane Yothers, sons: Scott Osborn, and Shawn (Nanette) Osborn; daughter, Angela Boring; step-sons: Robert Yothers, and David (Sondra) Yothers; step-daughter, Laura (Joseph) Lawrence; 13 grandchildren: 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Mallery III; sisters: Peggy Hoover, and Charmaine Stangel; and several other relatives and friends.

Diane had worked over the years as an operator for Northern Ohio Telephone, a bill of lading clerk for PPG Trucking, as an administrative assistant with Delaware Area Recovery Resources. Diane was a very loving person, and a wonderful wife and mother. She had been a silver award winner of Toastmasters, and enjoyed card making, movies, flower gardening, photography, being a grandmother, butterflies, irises, attending plays at Otterbein Theater, playing scrabble, and the color cobalt blue. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her brother, William O’Shaugnessy.

A memorial service will be held Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, OH, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. A private committal service for the family will take place at a later time.

To leave a message of condolence to Diane’s family, or to share a special memory, please visit snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the family. Diane was a sweet lady who I only knew because my son Scott was Shawn’s best friend. She was always friendly and loved her family very much. She will be missed by her loved ones and friends. May Diane rest in peace.

  • Our deepest thoughts are with all of you, we are saddened to hear of Dian’s passing. I liked Diane from the first moment I met her, she was so easy to talk to with such a happy personality. She will be missed.

  • Shawn & Family, I pray your memories of all your precious time spent together can ease your mind during this painful time. She is now at peace.

  • Mr Yothers and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Duane and Family,
    Sending you our warmest thoughts and prayers during this time. May Diane rest in peace and you all continue to celebrate her. Our condolences.
    Love, Rob, Saniel, & Aris Rezek

  • I remember the day you married Diane and how happy the both of you were. Diane is a very loving wife mother and grandma di
    Mike and I always enjoyed her company when we got together for big occasions Dave and Sondra
    Home. She will be missed by many and may she rest in peace amen. Love Gail and Mike

    Can’t tell you how sorry i am to hear of your Moms passing.
    So many good memories we had on Oakwood DR..
    Hope your all doing okay . My LOVE AND BLESSING GO OUT TO U ALL.

  • My deepest condolences to your family. I will always cherish the memories I have of Diane. She was a very sweet lady and so much fun. Much love to you all.

  • Dear Angie, Scott and Shawn,
    I don’t know if you remember me, but your mom holds a special place in my heart. “Aunt Diane”, as my brother and I lovingly called her, was always smiling and always full of fun! I remember Christmas parties and laughter and getting paid to dust all her knick-knacks. Your mom was a bright spot in my childhood and when I think about her, I end up smiling.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted…”Psalm 34:18

  • Shawn, Scott, Angie and the rest of the Family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom. I will always remember her caring personality and welcoming smile every time I saw her. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. May she Rest In Peace!

  • To the family of Diane — please accept my heartfelt condolences. I remember Diane as a beautiful, young woman, however, the last time I spoke with her was the year that her grandmother Margaret Mallery died, in 1982. I last visited Mrs. Mallery, who was in the company of Diane’s father, Ernest Mallery, Jr. over Christmas vacation of 1981.

    A longtime friend of Margaret Sullivan in Hydetown, I spent much of my junior and senior high days socializing, sewing, and listening to music with Margaret at Grandma Mallery’s or at the home of her parents, Chester and Gertrude Sullivan. Soon, I got to know the family of Margaret’s Uncle Ernie – especially Diane and Charmaine, talented and attractive daughters, and young Ernie, who I remember as a smiling young version of his father. Images of such good-looking, vibrant young people are part of how I remember the family.

    Although it has been nearly forty years since we spoke, I remember Diane’s kindness in offering to give me a ride to Pennsylvania for her grandmother’s funeral. It was regrettably not possible because of professional commitments; fortunately, I had recently been back home and spent an evening with her. I will always be grateful for the kind offer that Diane and her husband made.

    Thinking of you all with affection,
    Bettye Myer

  • You are a special memory, especially from St. Joe”s Academy in Titusville. You were always so sweet and kind. I am sorry for your Family.

  • Duane,

    Sondra and I are heartbroken over Diane’s passing and we are thinking and praying for you. Grammi-Di was such a special presence in our lives and was very loving and supportive of our kids. She will always have a warm spot in their hearts and we will never forget how she cared for you and loved you. She will be missed.

    Dave, Sondra, Griffin, Haven, Grayson Yothers

  • Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of this precious individual.

    Diane was my mentor in Toastmasters. She guided me through my first speeches– what was evocative and meaningful and what could be improved. The areas to improve were always delivered with kindness–how to make what I wanted to say more impactful and actionable.

    Her loving input changed not only what I said but how I said it. I became an award winning speaker because of her guidance. I will cherish her memory, always.

  • Diane was always the kindest and funniest mom on the block! Heaven just got a little brighter because I know that is where she is at, smiling down on her family.