ROCHELLE – Diane Marie House, 65, of Rochelle, Ill., died Monday, May 6, 2013, at home after a long fight with cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.|
Born Nov. 2, 1947, in DeKalb, the daughter of Richard J. and Geneva R. (Prather) Tripp, Diane was a NASCAR and Chicago Bears fan. She was a longtime employee of Ideal Industries and Spaulding Composites.
She is survived by her sons, Marvin Prather Jr., Joseph (Ginny) House and Kevin (Lennie) House; grandchildren, Marvin (Crystal) Prather III, Matthew, Brittany, Brandy, Britney, Tyler, Travis, Jestin and Seth; four great-grandchildren; brothers, David (Janice), Vernon S., Richard and Robert Tripp; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Misty Prather.
Unity Hospice is especially thanked by the family.
The Celebration of Life will be at noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at J. Walter Becker Memorial Park on Base Line Road, Kingston, with the Rev. Jack Briggs of Unity Hospice officiating. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Diane M. House Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 8, 2013