Dianna Lynn Hearn

January 16, 1944 ‒ April 17, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Dianna Lynn Hearn passed away on April 17, 2021, aged 77.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, who passed away January 30, 2010.  She leaves behind 2 sons, Bill and David, 3 grandsons. Trevor, Maxwell, and Eli, as well as a great-grandchild, Joey.  Dianna is also survived by a half-sister, Donna Jeanne Jividen and two half-brothers, Dick (Gail) Ridgeway and Donny Joe (Edra) Ridgeway. She was born, Dianna Lynn Fellure, in Richwood, Ohio in 1944, spent some of her early childhood in Texas before coming back to Galion, Ohio.  Some of her happiest childhood memories were of spending time with her grandmother, Gladys Valentine, in Magnetic Springs, Ohio.

Dianna and Ralph were married in the back of a furniture store in Banner Springs, Tennessee in 1963.  That little town had two ministers; one owned a grocery, the other, a furniture store.  Ralph and Dianna decided that they weren’t hungry but they were tired, so off to the furniture store they went.  The ceremony was simple and resulted in 47 years of marriage.

Her interests were many and varied.  She taught herself how to garden, shoot a compound bow, compose a photograph, and fly fish. A voracious reader and a meticulous accountant, Dianna kept a spreadsheet counting every book she ever read.  Her final count was 2,592.

If you ever paid a bill at the Galion Light and Water office from the 70’s through the early 2000’s, you would have met Dianna.  She was extremely proud of the work she performed for the city and relished in the fact that her books were never a penny off.  Such was her life: she kept her affairs in order with every box check marked.  Twice.

She loved and supported her children and grandchildren.  Whenever one of her boys were in a play or marching on the field in the band, Dianna was there cheering as loud as she could.  If one was hurt or in any kind of need, no force on Earth could keep her away.  She once drove to Dayton in the middle of the night to bring food to one of her sons and called the entire state of Hawaii looking for the other when she didn’t have a phone number.  Tenacity is too small a word to describe Dianna Hearn.

Dianna’s last years were spent in the house where she raised her children, attending to her three dogs and her yard.  Her home reflected her life; constantly growing and everything in its place.  She will be missed.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dianna Lynn Hearn, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • I was so sorry to read about Dianna’s death. I always appreciated her help when she was working in Electric and Water Dept. and I was working in an Attorney’s office. She was always so kind and always took time to answer questions and to resolve problems. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • We are so sorry of Dianna’s death. She will be missed each day. We will certainly miss seeing her on her little cart on wheels in the yard on any nice morning. And three little puppies following her around or just setting beside her in the yard. She would be there several hours a day till it got too hot then all four would go into the house. We often talked over the fence of all the books she would enjoy reading & how we would be able to donate the ones we were finished with. I think her only concern was the puppies barking and upsetting the neighbors. I loved to hear them, then I knew they were out side and I could see them. Those little guys kept her going and she sure did love them. I will miss her daily not being next door. She had a gorgeous yard. No one will keep it better. God Bless you Dianne. I am sure Ralph was waiting inside heaven’s gate to see you. Enjoy your Eternal life.🙏✨👏💞

  • Mary and I offer our most sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend. Diana was married to my step dad George’s step brother Ralph. So many years have passed since we visited but we still remember the Love they had and now they are together again. We pray God comforts you all.