Dianna Lee Callahan

July 14, 1943 ‒ May 31, 2007

Jamestown and formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Dianna Lee Callahan, 63, of Jamestown and formerly of Mount Gilead died Thursday May 31, 2007 at her home after a courageous four year battle with cancer.

She was born in Galion, Ohio on July 14, 1943 the daughter of the late Harold L. and Florence M. (Smith) Keeran.

On February 14, 1969 she married her loving husband Gene R. Callahan.

Dianna loved all things crafty; whether she was quilting an heirloom quilt for her grandchildren or making country crafts for sale at a local craft fair.

She was an avid collector, most notably her Longaberger Baskets.

Dianna had an unending love for animals, taking in any stray cat or dog that needed a home. They always knew where to find the “bottomless” food bowl.

Her family and coworkers at Pottery Barn will remember her as a wonderful cook and baker who loved making them special dishes.

In addition to her husband she will be missed by her two daughters Holly (Steve) Dexter of Marion, Ohio and Sherrie (James) Ballenger of Granville, Ohio; three grandchildren Jacqueline Dexter, Steven (Amanda) Dexter, and Jimmy Ballenger; a great grandson Damien; and a sister Louise Howard of Galion, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Betty Mattes and her brother Harold Keeran.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday June 3, 2007 from 2-5 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Homes, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. Rev. Charles Reed will conduct services there on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions if desired may be made to Greene County Humane Society, 641 Dayton-Xenia Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385.

Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.