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Diane Beebe Krause

Diane Beebe Krause, 72, of Bellevue, OH, passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.

Diane was born on June 10, 1950, in Portsmouth, OH, to Helen (Hall) Riley and Donald Riley.

Diane graduated from Milan High School as a member of the 1968 class. She was the store owner of J & B' carryout and Windy's General Store. In her later years, she worked at the Walmart Deli. In her spare time, she enjoyed cornhole, playing bingo, camping, and traveling. Her greatest joy of all was her family, especially her grandchildren.

Diane is survived by her loving husband, Leonard Krause, whom she married on May 20, 2017; Mother, Helen (Hall) Riley; children, Jennifer (Gerald) Hahn of Collins, and Beverly (Michael) Swander of Greenwich; grandchildren, Dakota, Samantha, Michael, Cheyenne, Bailey, and Cooper; step-children, Melissa (Duane) Long of Clyde, Eric Krause of Monroeville, Justin Krause of Norwalk, Alaina Konik of Norwalk, Tonya Harris of Attica, and Kristin (Justin) Sherman of Huron; 15 step-grandchildren; brother, Rick (Patti) Riley of Milan, and sister, Barb (Dave) Searls of Marion.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Donald Riley; former husband, Roger Beebe, and step granddaughter, Elizabeth Long.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 10 am until the time of memorial service at 11:30 am at Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857. A procession and burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Southern Care Hospice, 9501 U.S. 250, Unit 2, Milan, OH 44846.

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