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Dianna Sue Brian

Dianna Sue Brian, 62, of Tuscola, passed away on Saturday afternoon, August 6, 2022 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL surrounded by her family members.

Services celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2022 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL. Burial will follow in the Cartwright Cemetery, rural Tuscola, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the funeral home.

Dianna was born on March 13, 1960 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Earl and Joan Harshbarger Gillmore. She married Mark Brian on June 30, 1978 at the Lake Fork Church. He survives.

Also surviving are her children: Christopher (Andrea) Brian of Dunlap, Nicholas (Lori) Brian of Mahomet and Ashley (Nate) Lewis of Tuscola, grandchildren: Brady & Landry Brian, Madelyn, Mason & Molly Brian, Camden and Crew Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson: Daniel Mark “Dane” Brian and maternal grandparents: Earl and Luella Harshbarger.

Dianna graduated from Atwood-Hammond High School in 1978, where she was the DAR award recipient and was on the Pom Pom squad. She formerly worked for Hillard Insurance, First National Bank and Tuscola National Bank.

Dianna was a member of the Tuscola United Church of Christ, where she played the piano and organ for several years. She enjoyed making outfits and Halloween costumes for her children and loved having children come by her home for Trick or Treating. Dianna loved baking cutout cookies, strawberries, cross stitching, planting flowers and loved watching the Food Network. She enjoyed decorating her home for all the different holidays and making that time extra special for her grandchildren.

Dianna loved her cats: Cuddles & Connor and grand dog: Nicki.

Despite her challenges, she was the “perfect wife and mother”. She loved being a mother to her children and a grandma to her grandchildren. Dianna was a fighter and a positive influence on those around her.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015-9959

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