1946 - 2016

Diana J. Snyder, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 9:24 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

She was born Nov. 18, 1946, in Peoria to Morris and Leona Fargher. She married Donald Snyder June 19, 1966.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Surviving are one daughter, Dione (Kep) Gresham of Pekin; two granddaughters, Brogan Gresham and Tatum Gresham, both of Pekin; one sister, Nancy (Mike Stokes) Schmick of Washington; one brother, Gary (Cindy) Fargher of Yates City; five nieces and five nephews.

She was a graduate of Pekin Community High School’s Class of 1964. She later attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Diana worked for the state of Illinois as an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Public Aid and retired from the Department of Transportation after 26 years of service.

Diana was also a wonderful stay at home mother.

She enjoyed traveling, especially to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., going out to eat, weekend trips and spending time with her granddaughters. She will be missed.

A memorial visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

At Diana’s request, there will be no funeral services.

Memorial contributions to assist high school students in need may be made to the PCHS Outreach Team in c/o PCHS, 1903 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554.

To offer condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.