Diane T. Meislohn, age 68, of Laceyville, passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones, on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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Born in Elizabeth, N.J., June 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Alvarez.
Diane was a free spirit who spent the early years of her adulthood traveling the world, eventually settling down with the late Rick Meislohn and having two children, Corinne and Zack.
Being the accepting open hearted woman she was, as her kids grew bigger, so did her family, as she treated many "kids" the same way she would her own. She is survived by her children, Corinne Meislohn and Jamie Hollis, Zack and Jasmine Meislohn, Abby and Beau Brown, Katie McClain, Salis Hollis, Miaka Wood, Thomas Coleman, Stacey Ossenfort, Justin and Sue Ellen Stretch, Jeremy and Christy Hurlburt, Ryan Coleman and his soon-to-be wife Christina, William Bass, Lee and Nicole Labor, April and Erik Brewer, Scott and Ashley Murray, Shawn Cole, and Brian, David, Elena and Tara Prince.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Isabella, Chloe, Owen, Finny and her favorite guy in the world, Jakub; her sister and partner-in-crime Valerie Kauger; her cousin Michael Barnes, who has and always will be a brother to her; and lastly, two of her best friends, Ellen Armitage and Henry Prince.
In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
She proved to us all that no true rebel lives without a cause, and that materialistic things are exactly that, materialistic things. Sometimes we need to all just slow down for a minute, relax, put things into perspective and embrace what really holds meaning in our lifes. Often she would say "All will be well."
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Father Joseph Hornick of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish officiating.
Family and friends may call the funeral home Saturday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. A private burial will be held for immediate family at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.
As our mom left us with a smile and impression that will last a lifetime, we ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The Magic Paintbrush Project, PO Box 573, Johnson City, NY 13790. Donations will creatively support special needs families.
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, 2014