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Diane Neely

August 31, 1935 — February 17, 2021

Diane Rae Neely, 83, of Wooster, Ohio, passed away February 17, 2021.

She was born to Christopher and Edith (Reece) Rosser in Youngstown, Ohio, on August 31, 1937.

Diane was married at St. Patrick’s Church, Youngstown, July 2, 1955 to Harry Winthrop Neely III. He died February 26, 2005.

She worked and modeled at Wooster’s Freedlander’s for 14 years, and in the Cleveland area for Allied Supermarket and Gold Circle. Diane was a member of Red Hat Hattitudes, and volunteer at Smithville Western Nursing Home, where she happily spent her final years being cared for by a wonderful staff. She enjoyed walking, reading, her Maltese, Buddy, and many fur babies.

Diane will be deeply missed be her children, Stephanie Lorraine Clement (Gary), of Brunswick, Ohio, Eric Winthrop Neely of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Traci Rochelle Mosby (Pete) of Fishers, Indiana, Jennifer Victoria Neely of North Port, Florida, and Valarie Rae Neely-Stern of Wooster; grandchildren Allison Martin (Ross), Courtney Clement, Kevin Neely, Dennis Neely (Synne), Claire Neely-Stevenson (Andrew), Ryan Thuener, Jarrod Thuener (Nicole), Rachel Mosby-Joksimovic (Claire), Christian Mosby, Benjamin Rood (Sarah), Tyler Rood, Carri Kopec, Gabrielle and Michelle Stern; and nine great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by husband Harry, daughter Michele, parents Christopher and Edith, and WWII hero, silver star brother, Christopher “Christy” Rosser.

Memorial contributions may be may to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.

Private interment services will be held Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster is assisting the family. Online tributes may be made at

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