Eva Lynne Bryant

July 27, 1950 ‒ October 18, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

Eva Lynne Bryant peacefully passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020, in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital under hospice care. She was 70 years old.

Lynne was born July 27, 1950, in Fredericktown, Ohio, the daughter of Charles “Bus” Diehl and Evelyn (Kindred) Diehl. She graduated from Fredericktown High School where she met John Robert “Bob” Bryant. The pair married, April 25, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Fredericktown.

Lynne attended cosmetology school and opened Casual Classics—a beauty shop, tanning salon, and clothing boutique in Fredericktown. In 1990, she moved with her husband to the Mansfield area and worked at Southern Title of Ohio until February of this year.

Myrtle Beach was Lynne’s favorite place in the world! She loved the sound of the ocean and she especially loved taking friends and family to her “second home” at the beach. Lynne was very giving and kept an open invitation for others to visit her home and use the backyard pool.

She and Bob spent years traveling and was blessed to see some beautiful parts of America on their road trips. She also enjoyed playing slot machines on trips to Belterra Casino and watching tennis matches. Above all, she was a proud grandmother and enjoyed being “GiGi” to three boys and three girls.

She is survived by her dear husband of 51 years, Bob Bryant of Mansfield; sons and daughters-in-law Jamie & Elisa Bryant of Mansfield and Jason & Haley Bryant of Ashland; her grandchildren whom she loved very much: Luke, Jacob, Joshua, Brylyn, Addilyn, and Hayden Bryant; a sister Christi Diehl; and special nieces Lisa Sarty and Julie Adams.

In addition to her parents, Lynne was preceded in death by siblings Sue (Bob) Spayde, Elmer Reed, Tommy “Punk” Diehl, and Richard F. “Ricky” Diehl.

Although no public service will be held in Lynne’s memory, her family hopes you will remember her in your own special way. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Homes on Lexington Avenue in Mansfield is honored to serve the Bryant family. To send an online condolence to the family or share a memory of Lynne, visit SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Bob, Jamie and Jason,
    So sorry to read of Lynn’s passing. She was a good friend. One who loved her ‘boys’. I’ve many good memories of your family. May you receive peace with all the good memories.
    Love to all,
    Pat Ebersole

  • Bob and family, Our hearts go out to you. We have so many fun memories of you and the family. A big hug to each of you. Ray and Pat

  • Condolences to the Bob Bryant Family, Jamie Bryant Family, and Jason Bryant Family.
    Sorry for your loss, our Prayers go out to you all.

  • Dear Bob & Family –

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you . We know you will have many fond memories to reflect on to help get you through this trying time. Lynne was always a lot of fun to be around! – Bill & Jan Mast

  • So sorry to hear this. Lynne and I had some fun times in our high school days.
    Condolences to all the family.
    Christi ( Divelbiss) Dunfee

  • I have fun memories of Lynne and her laughter from times spent on the farm. My family sends our sympathies and prayers for strength in the days ahead.

  • My deepest sympathy to all of Lynne’s Family! Many good memories ! Hugs and prayers! Vivian Hill

  • Bob and family,
    So sorry to hear about Lynne.
    Our thoughts and prayers to you all. May the memories you share help to ease your pain.
    Connie & Jim Bryant

  • So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all with thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy to the Family.

  • Dearest Bryant Family,
    I am so sad to hear of the passing of your wife, mother, mother -in-law, and Gigi!
    Lynne was a special lady ! My thoughts and prayers are with you all ! May God comfort you !

    Love,
    Bonnie Carter

  • So sorry. Deepest condolences. Prayers for the family.
    Sincerely,

    Corey and Carrie Oyster

  • So very sorry to learn of Lynne’s passing. We had some great conversations while working on Main Street when she had Casual Classics. Someone who can make you laugh is a treasure, and she always had a fun outlook on life. She was awesome!
    Sending sincere sympathy to you all.
    Carol Davis Jagger

  • Dear Bob and family
    Lynne and I were childhood friends growing up on Salem Avenue and Taylor Streets; many fond memories. I am so sorry for your loss; may God cover you in peace and comfort; praying for all.
    Love Nancy Coffing Bates

  • So so sorry to hear about Lynne. Lots of great memories. Thinking of you all & sending a bunch of love & hugs.

  • Heaven did gain an angel. Our thoughts & prayers to the families and especially those six beautiful grandchildren who have lost their GiGi. My heart breaks for them. She was the best grandma anyone could ask for. She would do anything for them.
    Lynne was the most giving and generous person.
    Her house and pool was always open to family & friends.
    May God wrap all of you in his loving arms and give you comfort during this difficult time.
    She is definitely going to be missed.
    Fly high Lynne, untill we see you again. Please watch over our grandkids from heaven above.❤️. We love you and you’ll always be in our hearts.

  • To the Bryant Family and Diehl Family;
    My thoughts and prayers ate with you all at this time. I was a neighbor of the Diehl family and have many memories of them at the top of the hill on Waterford Road. Christi and I were close in age snd Lynne was in my brother’s class (Allen Letts). May the Lord give comfort to you each as you travel the road of grief.

  • Bob and family:
    We are truly sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. Please accept our condolences. We pray your memories will bring you peace and comfort. With deepest sympathies, Rich & Kerrie Haas

  • So sry to hear of Lynns passing. Prayers to all who loved her. Bless u all as u go go through this hard journey. Bless u all, Jackie( Pence) Montgomery and family

  • BOB AND FAMILY

    SO SAD TO SEE YOUR LOSS. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS COMING YOUR WAY.

    WE HAD ALOT OF GOOD MEMORIES FOR SURE. SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE
    AND ALWAYS WANTING TO HELP PEOPLE.

    BRAD AND BECKY WALKER

  • Bob and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Norma and Dan

  • Dear Bob, Jamie, Jason & families,
    We are so sorry for your deep loss. So many fun & wonderful memories come to mind. She was one of a kind! Praying for you.
    Brian & Rae Jean Zollars

  • Saddened and shocked to hear this news. Condolences to Lynn’s great family. Some great memories of Lynn as the cutest little tyke running around “Tater Town” under the watchful eyes of her sweet Mom, her war hero Dad and her big brothers Elmer and Tommie. Such a great and fun family. In the late 1980’s our family met up with several Freddie families including Bob and Lynn at Disney World. The best of times. Rest in Peace, Lynn, and may God Bless your family- Roger & Jeannine Davis

  • I was sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Please accept my condolences for you and your family.