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Diane Marie Brown

Diane Marie Brown, age 60, of Meadowside Apartments, Penn Yan, passed away on July 2, 2024.

Diane was born in Penn Yan, the daughter of the late Josiah Brown and Orline (Slayter) Brown (Hoose).

She is survived by a son, Jonathan “Jon” Brown of Penn Yan; sister and brother-in-law, JoAnne and Paul Burkhardt of Penn Yan; half-sister, Dorothy “Dottie” (James) Christiansen; grandson Noah; her cat Joey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; step-father, Erwin Hoose; half-sisters, Margaret Colf and Genevieve “Dibby” Hilligus; and her cat, Sunnie.

Diane lived at the Meadowside Apartments in Penn Yan. She could be seen running around town, shopping and visiting rummage sales in her electric wheelchair. She volunteered at the Office of the Aging, Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, and the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. The loves of her life were her two cats, Joey and Sunnie. She and her sister, JoAnne, lovingly called each other by the same nickname, “Gruda”. She loved to crochet and made many, many Afghan blankets.

The family will receive friends at the Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St., Penn Yan on Tuesday (July 9th) from 1 pm-2 pm; followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm at the funeral home; with a burial and committal service at Lakeview Cemetery at 3 pm. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church Memorial Building.

Those wishing to remember Diane may consider a donation in her memory to the Yates County Humane Society, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Visitation

Weldon Funeral Home
102 E Main St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-3355
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Service/Mass

Weldon Funeral Home
102 E Main St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-3355
Website

Interment Funeral

Lakeview Cemetery
426 Court Street
Penn Yan, NY, 14527
(315) 536-3221
Website