Mayville, NY / Rochester, NY / Titusville, Fl - Went to be with our Lord.. August 1st, 2020 after a courageous battle with long term illnesses. Predeceased by her parents Wayne Anderson & Lillian Anderson, Daughter Karen (Angevine) (McPhall) Palma. Our beloved Mother was survived by her daughters; Sharon Jozefski, Robin Angevine-Funderburk, Courtney Angevine; Grandchildren; James D. McPhall, Michelle M. McPhall, Jeff Jozefski, Kyle Jozefski and Carter Angevine; Great- Grandchildren; Aubrey, Alaina, Torin, Michia and her beloved little pooch named, Teddy.
Retiree from Delco General Motors company 33 years of service. She enjoyed splitting her time between New York and Florida as the weather changed yearly. Spring time was her favorite season, "It was a time of renewal and growth" she would say. Whether it was the ocean beaches and flea markets of Florida or the lakes fronts of Western NY, her simple lifestyle made her happy. She was fond of traveling across this country to various states and many times to Niagara Falls.
Diane was always a wise, strong minded, independent, a hard working woman of faith and integrity. She was a person who cared deeply for others by lovingly giving of her time and means throughout her life. Reminding all to praise God and pray in times of trouble. Believe in your angels and above all be grateful of the blessing found in each day no matter how small.
Diane had an uncanny ability to grow anything she planted in her flower bed gardens. Green thumb extraordinaire! With a small shovel she carried in the trunk of her car, she would find wildflowers along the country streets of Mayville. Affectionately naming them, "ditch flowers" her joy was to bring a new life to grow among the fancy flowers that were planted there. Excited for the springtime to come, she would plan for her many bird feeders and bird house to be put out to care for the new arrivals. The many baby birds that were born in her backyard(s) through the years are unknown but her bird friends always knew Diane's Flower garden was where to be. And when she couldn't be in her gardens, she found joy in decorating her homes with flower prints of various things. She also was a dog lover and had many beloved pets during her life.
One of her favorite sayings was, "Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that you and I can't handle together." While lovingly keeping her daughters on the straight and narrow in their troubled times, she would say, " you gotta pull yourself up by your bootstraps!" Steadfast believing in the grace from above and the power within one self to be the best strong enough to conquer anything life brings your way. Know that you are and will be loved. Always.
A graveside prayer service will be offered on Wednesday, August 19th at 12pm at Parma Union Cemetery. For a complete obituary, to a share memory and condolences, please visit www.fingerlakescremationllc.com
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