Diane Wheeler, 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at her home in Lee, MA. Diane was born in Pittsfield on January 24, 1935 to John Howard and Gertrude Osee (LePrevost) Stevenson of Lee. She graduated from Lee High School in 1952. Diane worked in the Cost Department of GE, and as a secretary for Lee High School and Mead Paper Corporation. Charles and Diane were married on October 21, 1953 and after raising five children traveled the United States and Canada in their fifth wheel RV and wintered in the Ancient Oaks community of Okeechobee, FL.
She is survived by her husband Charles of 65 years; son Daniel (Susan); daughters Tamera Ferguson; Tari Roosa (Peter); Tracy Williams (Heamon); Daryl Kuhn (Jeff); grandchildren Carly (Caleb), Evan (Sarah), Bryant, Ali (Matthew), William (Alexa), Michaela, Heamon, Jeffrey, Colin, Michael, Kendra, Robert; great grandson August; sister-in-law, Barbara Perry (Crosby) and nephew, Jeff Stevenson (Dina). She was predeceased by a brother, Bruce Stevenson and nephew, John E. Stevenson.
A devoted wife, wonderful mother and grandmother, Diane attended countless ball games, concerts and graduations, and was an avid Red Sox fan. She was a great woman who loved her family, friends and beloved dog, Mandy. She was well loved, will be greatly missed and remembered with pride and gratitude always.
A service of celebration will be held at the First Congregational Church of Lee, 25 Park Place, on Saturday, September 29 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, Diane asked that donations be made to the church at PO Box 395, Lee, MA 01238.
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