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Diane Elizabeth (Wente) Gebben died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with her husband, Chris, at her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mattoon. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Teutopolis at the Wente plot. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church in Mattoon with a 4 p.m. parish prayer service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the American Heart Association, St. Mary's School, or the donor's choice. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Diane was born on Oct. 13, 1956, in Effingham. She is the daughter of Quirinus (Pete) and Anne (Wegman) Wente. Diane was employed at Zinschlag State Farm where she worked for 38 years. Her favorite hobby was researching her family's genealogy. Diane sang in the church choir for 20 years. She was also a member of the St. Mary's PTA. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by Chris, who she married on May 6th, 1978, and the center of her world, her three children, Eric of Decatur, Gregory of Ottawa, and Elizabeth of Decatur; brother, Gary (Mary-Ellen) Wente; sister-in-law, Kathy Wente; along with several nieces and nephews, and great- nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald Wente.
Published on June 5, 2017
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