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Diana Jean (Chiddister) Waite

July 1, 1945 ~ July 6, 2022 (age 77)

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Diana Jean Waite, 77, of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

She was born on July 1, 1945, to Elwood and Eloise (Harris) Chiddister.  Diana graduated from Angola High School in 1963. 

She married the love of her life on October 26, 1963.

Diana was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She had worked at some manufacturing companies in Angola before retiring from Indiana Marine Products, Angola, Indiana.

Diana enjoyed flowers and gardening.  She also liked bird watching, doing puzzles, baking and going dancing.  Diana also enjoyed sewing and made blankets for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her daughters, Teresa “Treenie” Furniss of Angola, Indiana, Barb (Joe) Schmidt of Angola, Indiana and Christina (Herb) Howard of Hamilton, Indiana; brother Nyal Chiddister of Angola, Indiana and sisters, Janet Ickes of Auburn, Indiana and Mary Burlew of Pleasant Lake, Indiana.  Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Hannah (Cody) Sholl, Hailey (Jordan) Harger, MaKenna Schmidt, Emma Howard, Georgia Howard and Lathan Thomas Howard and great-grandchild, Adeline Jean Sholl.  She was also happy to know that her second great-grandchild was due shortly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas L. Waite on December 19, 2010; daughter, Deborah Jean “Deb” Waite on October 4, 2016; sisters, Nathalie and Carla and brother, Lonnie.

Graveside services and burial will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Flint Cemetery in Steuben County, Indiana with Pastor John Boyanowski officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the family for the grandchildren’s education.


Graveside Service
July 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Flint Cemetery

Flint, IN


To the family for her grandchildren's education.

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