Diane Buck

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SIDNEY — Diane Buck, 59 of Sidney, went home to the Lord on Monday, Jan. 20, 2013, after an eight-year battle with breast cancer surrounded by her family and in the arms of her husband Bob. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and a great friend.

Diane was born on Dec. 3, 1954, to Jean (Collins) Johnson of Piqua, and the late Junior Johnson. She has one sister, Carolyn (Paul) Vickroy of Piqua; brother, Gary (Suzy) Johnson of St. Paris and brother, Ron Johnson of West Virginia.

On June 21, 1975, Diane married Bob Buck, the love of her life for 38 years. Together they had two wonderful children. She was the beloved mother of a son Bob and wife Karie Buck of Cincinnati, and a daughter Tiffany and husband Ben Hickerson of Bradford. They have two grandsons Parker (age 3) and Griffin (age 2) Hickerson. These boys were her joy, and brought a smile to her face every day of her life.

Early on Diane worked at Hussey's Restaurant for her special friends Melda and Mike Hussey; who she loved like a sister and brother. Diane then worked for the Sidney City Schools for 25 years, most of them spent at Emerson Elementary as their Librarian and computer tech. The staff became Diane's second family helping her throughout her illness. She was so grateful for all of their support.

Diane and Bob were members of the Port Jefferson United Methodist Church until its closing. She served on many committees and boards, was a Sunday school teacher, and a Bible school teacher for more than 20 years. Diane established the Kids Club that brought many children into the church. Diane loved children as she dedicated her life to them. The Stokes Masonic Lodge Number 305 honored her in June of 1999 by naming her the Outstanding Citizen for Community Service because of her volunteer work. After the church closed she and Bob attended Sidney First United Methodist where Diane started a Cancer Support Group. Many times she would have chemotherapy during the day but still attend the group meetings that same evening. She was always trying to help others anyway she could.

Bob, her husband, was a rock to Diane with his love and support by providing her strength to keep fighting her battle. Laughter was common daily at their house. She cherished their time together. Bob and Diane loved to travel, watching the Buckeye games with family and friends, but most of all she loved their time with their grandsons Parker and Griffin. The entire family would love her cooking; especially her cookies every time they got together for holidays, birthdays, and anytime anyone would show up. You never left Diane's house hungry.

Diane was a remarkable woman who loved life, loved her family, loved all children, and all of her friends. She was always caring and giving of herself to others instead of thinking of herself. She shall be missed by her family, friends, and the entire community.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Sidney First United Methodist Church with Pastor Marie Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.

Diane requested in lieu of flowers, for donations to be made to Wilson Hospice, or bring a Children's book that will be donated to schools. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Buck family at the funeral home's website,

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302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Piqua Daily Call from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2014
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