Diana Lynn (Anderson) Failla, 65 of Glenwood, formerly of Ashland, Neb., died March 13, 2013, in Council Bluffs. Visitation was Monday, March 18, 2013, at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Memorial services were Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the mortuary. Rev. Darrell Hopp officiated. Private interment will be in the Malvern Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.
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Diana was born May 28, 1947, in Council Bluffs, to Ray Edward and Vivian Aileen (Reed) Anderson. As a young child, Diana lived with her family in Malvern and later moved to Glenwood where she graduated from high school in 1965. Following graduation she married Donald D. Williams on May 29, 1965, in Glenwood. They resided in Pacific Junction. To this union three daughters were born, Janet Jean, Janice "Jo" Joan and Jacqueline Jane.
Diana later married Samuel Failla on Sept. 7, 1991, in Glenwood. The couple lived in Ashland, Neb. until Sam died Nov. 30, 2007. Diana relocated to Glenwood in December 2009 and became employed with Linnwood Estates as a dietary aide.
She was a member of the Eagles. Spending time with her family and friends was very special to her. Some of her favorite pastimes were shopping, dancing and going to garage sales. If she found a bargain, that was even better. Her little dog Bebe was her pride and joy. Diana's fun loving spirit will remain in her family and friends' hearts forever.
Preceding Diana in death were her parents and husband Samuel. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Jean and husband Johnny Rone of Jackson, Ala.; Janice "Jo" Joan and husband Danny Fultz of Glenwood; Jacqueline Jane and husband Martin Richter of Glenwood; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Pat and husband Gary Bartles of Arvada, Colo.; Connie and husband Richard Buffington of Ellenton, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Mar. 20, 2013