Diane Lynn Rees

July 26, 1960 - March 28, 2021

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Diane Lynn (McClung) Rees, 60 of Mechanicsburg, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in her residence as a result of a tragic accident.

Diane was born July 26, 1960 in Marysville, Ohio. She was a 1978 graduate of Urbana High School. Diane then continued her education through the Community Hospital School of Mammography. She was employed for many years at Mercy Health in both Springfield and Urbana as a mammography technician. Diane enjoyed a good book, mushroom hunting, walking on the beach at sunrise and a good glass of wine. But most of all she loved her daughter and grandchildren.

Diane is survived by her mother, Shirley Jean (Herford) McClung; daughter, Miranda (Thomas) Alexander; grandchildren, Kashen and Rees Alexander; father of her daughter, Gary Rees; brother, Kurt (Kendra) McClung and niece, Mikala McClung.

She is preceded in death by her father, Norman Dale McClung and grandparents, Herman & Dorothy Herford.

Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks and attendance will be monitored to ensure safety for everyone attending.

A memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Diane will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Friends Forever of Champaign County, 8044 Catawba-Mechanicsburg Road, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Gordon McClung - Apr 15, 2021
I am sorry for your loss.
Bonnie Kempf - Apr 7, 2021
Dear Shirley, I'm sorry for the lost of your daughter. Please remember that you have friends and classmates that will have Diane and you in our prayers. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope your faith and love of God will carry you through these hard times. Sincerely, Fellow Classmate, Bonnie (Daulton) Kempf
Susan Gamble - Apr 4, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss, Tommy and Miranda. We pray that in time, only the happy memories will remain. God give you peace as you process this and adjust. And, we pray for your little boys, that they too, will have precious memories of their grandmother.
Tamara Blazer Ford - Apr 2, 2021
There were too many things left to do - but God has bigger plans...we definitely had some good times and you will be missed - but mostly by your wonderful family that loved you so much. Rest In Peace my friend and may your many, many great memories carry your family through...I will miss our talks and glass of wine - I will forever remember your strong advice...Miranda and Tommy and Gary I am here if you should need anything. Prayers my friends
Terri lyn Baldwin - Apr 1, 2021
Strength prayers and hugs. Such a kind soul gone too soon
Barbara Curnutte - Apr 1, 2021
Lora - Apr 1, 2021
My heart is broken. I will forever miss Diane and her quick wit and dry sense of humor. She was part of our "family" in Washington State. I will hold and cherish all of the memories of her. We had many great times together whether traveling or sharing life's milestones. Always tons of laughter and love. Gary, Miranda & Tommy, holding you in our hearts and praying you can find comfort in the days to come.
Joanne Roebuck Petty - Apr 1, 2021
I am very sorry for your loss. Diane was such a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed ❤️❤️
Robin Chadeayne - Apr 1, 2021
I am sorry to hear this tragic news. I will miss Diane and have fond memories of our friendship over the years. As you know Miranda, I am in Florida so I won’t be able to attend the service. Please know my heart hurts for your whole family.
Gayla and Dwight Hayes and Leilani - Apr 1, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. We never met her in person but Kendra is my cousin. We care about your family and will be praying for you during this sad, difficult time. Love, Gayla, Dwight and Leilani Hayes
Schwemin family - Apr 1, 2021
My family had the opportunity to meet and dine with Diane and her family while on a cruise vacationing many years ago. My family and I have Nothing but fond memories of her and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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