In Memory

Diane McCumber (Molinari, 4-16-2021)

Diane McCumber (Molinari, 4-16-2021)

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04/18/21 01:48 PM #1    

Scott Zapel

Thanks to Cathy Houlihan Anderson for passing along Diane's obituary and word of her passing:

Diane Kay (McCumber) Molinari, 68, of Belvidere, IL, passed on Friday, April 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Diane was born on October 26, 1952, in Watseka, IL. She married the love of her life, Anthony Molinari, on March 27, 1982 in Glen Ellyn, IL, and they were happily married for nearly 40 years. Diane is survived by her mother, Marcella (Percefull) Ashmore; husband, Anthony; their five children, Darcy (Randy) Milder, Jennifer (Christopher) Maul, Anthony Molinari, SherryAnn (Benjamin) Balliett, Sarah (Gregory) Powell; her dearest friend, Debbie Thompson; and brother, Don McCumber. Diane is the proud Nanie of nine wonderful grandchildren, Gavin, Aleks, Logan, Sophia, Anthony, Elizabeth, Aria, Selah, and Cameron. Diane was lovingly known as “Nanie,” “Mama-Lee,” “Auntie Diane,” “Di,” and “Mama-Mols.” Her family meant everything to her. Diane was preceded in death by her grandma, Berniece Percefull; father, Jack McCumber; step-father, Harold Ashmore; brother, Bill McCumber; and infant sister, SherryAnn McCumber. Diane earned a nursing degree from the College of DuPage and enjoyed her work as a nurse at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center for nearly 35 years. After retirement, Diane loved visiting her children and grandchildren, and spent much of her time in her happy place at her “little Florida house.” Diane had many hobbies and talents, including knitting/crocheting, Zumba, scrapbooking, gardening, cake decorating, reading, scuba diving, and water skiing, and she had the moves on the dance floor. Crocheting heirlooms for loved ones brought her so much joy. She was loved by all who knew her – she was our dear friend, mother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, and her most precious role, Nanie. Our family is forever grateful to the doctors and staff at OSF, including Doctors DiSanti and Korkmaz, as well as Heather and Transitions for their excellent care. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111 with visitation from 4:00 p.m. until time of service.

04/18/21 09:58 PM #2    

Jean "Frosty" Pengelly (Lay)

I'm so sorry to hear about Diane. She's been battling cancer and lost her fight. Prayers to her family. 

04/19/21 01:24 PM #3    

Lee Dane (Gonzalez)

So sad to read of the passing of Diane. Reading her obituary was both sad that she is gone but happy to read about what an amazing life she enjoyed. She is/was loved by many, prayers for those she left behind. 

04/19/21 01:43 PM #4    

John Simanton

Oh no!  I remember her well from Glen Crest!  A delightful person and a tragic loss!

04/20/21 11:26 AM #5    

Robin Kline

Thanks John for your remembering Diane from Glen Crest....i do as well! She was a good soul. Fun, and a cutie. Glen Crest. Junior High---oh were THOSE the days....I love seeing Diane's photo here, and am sorry she has died. But the remembering is good medicine.


04/21/21 06:46 PM #6    

Sara "Sally" Haas (Wood)

So many are leaving us. We not that old!  While I didn't really know Diane, her picture in our  year book  always was always a beautiful shot.  It sounds like her life was full of love and family.  That's what is important in the long run.  

04/22/21 11:01 AM #7    

John Simanton

Too true, Sally!

04/22/21 01:25 PM #8    

Lawrence "Larry" Ewing

I never knew Diane personally.  I don't believe I ever spoke to her.  I immediately remembered her from her picture.  Her appearance was quite striking, I always thought.  Being a nurse is not an easy occupation.  The last twenty years or so, I have had the opportunity to meet quite a few of them, as the warranties run out when you hit 50.  Almost all of them have been remarkably pleasant and I have great respect for anyone in the profession.  God bless Diane and bring comfort to her family.

04/23/21 11:34 PM #9    

John Simanton

Well said, Larry!

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