Dianne K. Ball

June 08, 1954 ‒ January 04, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Dianne K. Ball,  of Marion, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Marion General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Dianne was born on June 8, 1954. to the late Shirley Joan (Davis) and Paul “Dwight” McGowan Sr.  She was a member of the Marion Harding class of 1972.

Dianne shared 45 years of marriage with the love of her life, Larry A. Ball, whom she married on December 2, 1972.

An excellent cook, Dianne worked as a food and dining service coordinator for MARCA Schools and Industries and the Sterling House Assisted Living, for many years.

Sharing a special bond with her family, she enjoyed spending time with her husband and their three daughters. She loved camping, listening to music and playing games together. Dianne also loved to spoil everyone with their favorite meals, such as spaghetti and meatballs & stuffed peppers. In her free time, she loved making crafts and spending time with grandchildren. Teaching them to cook, taking them shopping and making funny videos together.  Christmas was a special time for all of them, this year especially. Dianne overflowed with love for her family and friends, and would do anything for them.  She had a great sense of humor, and a beautiful smile. She will be missed by many.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 45 years, Larry A. Ball; their three daughters: Angela C. (Justin) Fletcher, Adrean J. “Annie” (Eric Wishon) Ball, and Lindy D. (Dustin) Conner; eight grandchildren: Halie (Chris White) Seiter, Courtney and Jenna Martin, Kaydence and Kenzie Kougher, Abby, Addison, and her one and only Grandson, Zackary Conner; one great-granddaughter, Josie White; three siblings: Linda L. Ball, Paul D. McGowan Jr., and Kelly (Kathy) McGowan; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many special cousins.

Including her parents, Dianne was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Randy L. Ball.  Burial will take place at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens at a later date. Services honoring Dianne’s life will be observed privately by her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the family whom have decided to donate to MARCA School and Industries.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have to serve Dianne’s family and your condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Larry and Girls . Roger and I are so very sorry for your loss . Words can’t even explain how horrible we feel . We will keep you in our prayers. If you need a friend we are here . Lots of Love . Roget and Carol Kitts .

  • Larry and Girls . Roger and I are so very sorry for your loss . Words can’t even explain how horrible we feel . We will keep you in our prayers. If you need a friend we are here . Lots of Love . Roger and Carol Kitts .

  • Larry and Family. I was sad to hear about Diane’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss of a beautiful Wife and Mother. I have very fond memories of growing up with all of the Ball Family in our little town of Climax.
    In Christian Love, Jon Shipman

  • Angie & family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss! Your family is on my thoughts & prayers.
    Lots of love!!
    Amy Myers

  • Larry and family. So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful, caring, special woman. She will be greatly missed.

  • Larry and family,
    She was such a wonderful woman with so much love and compassion. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My heartfelt condolences to your family. May you find comfort in Christs heartwarming promise, John 5:28,29. We look forward to the day when sickness pain and death will be a thing of the past, Revelation 21:4

  • My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dianne. In God’s word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death a resurrection back to life right here on the brand new Paradise Earth to be fulfilled by his son Jesus Christ no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-4.

  • Thought and prayers to the family. She was an amazing person and will be missed by so many.hugs guys

  • Di
    My beautiful friend I will forever love you and miss you..fly high lady and adjust your crown ..lol.. I love you and miss you terribly..
    Larry, Lindy,Angie,Annie
    I’m here for you family if you need me.

    Love you all
    DeAuna (D)

  • Larry and girls. My heart is with you . I am so sorry for your lost. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to contact me. Love you all my condolences.

  • Larry and girls. My heart is with you . I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to contact me. Love you all my condolences.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Diane was so strong for so many years battling such a horrible disease. Now she is at peace. She will definitely be missed.

  • My heart aches today. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer be with your family during your time of sorrow. I was friends with Dianne when we worked together at Marion County DD. Heaven has gain a wonderful angel. Rest in peace in heaven Dianne. You will be greatly missed.

  • Larry, so sorry about Diane. Sorry I never got to make her that fried chicken. We are here for you if there is anything we can do. Tom&wanda

  • Larry so sorry for your loss…I thought I found a new friend.. But the time we was there it was fun and she made me laugh.. Me and Phil are hear for you if you need something.. Prayers to you and your family.. Phil Nicholson & Pam Miller

  • Larry: I’m so sorry that you have lost your lovely wife! I pray that you and your daughters will heal and find peace over time. It is good that you have your family to cling to and share your memories of her.

    Cheryl Counts Santa

  • Doug and Kay Robinson
    Sorry for your loss Annie and family . You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Larry I am so sorry for your loss. Just know now she is and always will be watching over your and your family. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family hopefully help you through this difficult time.

  • L.B. You have no idea how you and Dianne have touched our lives and enriched them. Carl and I have been praying for all of you, and to let you know we are here for you if you need anything. We will miss her dearly and remember her spirit and her smile. Keep strong and God bless. Carl and Tina McKelvy

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of Dianne. I had so hoped she would beat her cancer–I know she fought it for a long time. May your happy memories of her help you to cope as time goes by.

  • Angie
    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I’ am praying for you and your family.
    Jeanne Walker

  • So sorry to hear this .dianne you was alway in my heart always. Sending prayers to larry n the girls ,love you all .

  • Uncle Larry ,and my cousins Angie,Annie,and Lindy,.I know what you all are going thur ,with going thur the loss of our dad Randy Ball,To this day we miss him so bad ,it got a little better but not a day that goes by we think of him ,It is really hard at first but always remember aunt Dianne loved you all so much,and she will be with you all watching over you ,. There are times we can fill dad being with us ,either in dreams or just knowing he is still around ,I lisa see little white butter flies flying around me sometimes and my first thought is dad ,sending prayers to the whole family ,.will miss you aunt Dianne,.🌠