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Diane A. Slone

Diane passed away Monday, February 14, 2022 at her home in Orangeville.

She was born January 11, 1953 in Flint, the daughter of Clarence and Reva (Marsh) Dale. Diane loved her dog Sadie, watching the birds and animals and laying in the sun. She enjoyed electronic gadgets and games, using the internet and watching sci-fi films. On July 11, 1970, in Flint, she married Charles E. Slone who passed away in 2006.

Surviving are her children, Kim (Pat) Blake of Lake City and Charles A. (Amy) Slone of Plainwell; grandson, Patrick S. (Jessica) Blake Jr.; 2 great-grandchildren, Jesa and Jordyn; her boyfriend, Mike Petrowsky; sister, Pat (Gary) Chervus;  nephew, Robert (Lisa) Ugarte and their children, Robert Brock and Amber Brock; adopted sisters, Mary McKenzie and her children, Sarah Wherry and Cody Wherry and Doris (Wayne) Mclemore and their children, Aaron Mclemore and Miranda Hollis; special friend, Barb Dudenhoefer along with many cousins and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Linda Dammon.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, February 18, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Oakhill Cemetery in Orangeville at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Diane may be made to the

American Cancer Society


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February 14, 2022 at 5:48 pm

Kim and Charlie, I am so sorry. Diane was a strong lady. We had many good times. I know we drifted apart over the years. May she Rest In Peace. Love Jeannette



February 14, 2022 at 7:02 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family .. I truly enjoyed my time visiting Diane and trimming Sadies nails … it was so much more then a housecall , she was my friend and I will truly miss her .



February 14, 2022 at 7:25 pm

Kim and Charlie and your families. We are very sad about your Mom’s passing. Diane was a wonderful person., and will be missed. God Bless all of you.

Aunt Audrey and Tom Davis



February 14, 2022 at 7:34 pm

Kim and Charlie and families.

We are very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Diane was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. God Bless.

Aunt Audrey and Tom Davis


Mom and Dad Blake

February 15, 2022 at 10:55 am

Sending our love to hold and comfort you Kim and Charlie as you mourn the loss of your mom. May you find comfort in the love of friends and family as they gather around you to celebrate your Mom’s life


Bruce & Shelley Lemaster

February 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Kim & Charles,

Our prayers & thoughts are with you & your families. Diane never gave up & fought to the end. She was a strong lady. You have lots of memories to help you through this difficult time. Always remember the love she had for you all. May God bless & comfort you during this time. Love you, Uncle Bruce & Shelley Lemaster


Brenda Hart

February 15, 2022 at 12:51 pm

My dear sweet cousin, I will truly miss you in my heart and soul. You were such a blessing to our family, and such sweet memories of growing up. Rest now in heaven with so many before you. I know you’ll be at heavens gate to welcome me one day. I love you cousin


Juli Bunker

February 16, 2022 at 7:33 am

Charlie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Juli and Terry Bunker


Karen Panozzo

February 17, 2022 at 4:42 pm

Kim and family,

I’m so very sorry to hear of your moms death. My prayers and thoughts are with you


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