PAULDING, OH: Diana L. Monroe, age 71, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Gardens of Paulding.

Diana was born on September 18, 1951 in Bryan, OH to the late George and Luella (Roose) Speelman. Diana spent her life creating a loving home for her family. She loved spending time watching her favorite shows on TV.

Diana is survived by her children: Tammy (Edgar) McCaskill, Wichita, KS; Georgia (Shane) Dyson, Paulding, OH; Jim (Erika) Monroe, Fort Wayne, IN; Tim (Bree Rhode) Monroe, Antwerp, OH; companion, Mike Stratton, Hicksville, OH; sister, Dorothy (Gary) Beck, Bryan, OH; brother, Leroy (Sue) Speelman, Bryan, OH; 14 grandchildren.

Diana is also preceded in death by brothers: Johnny, Carl and Dana Speelman; sister, Geneva Flower.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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