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“John, JP, Chris, and your families....I am so sadden to hear about Diane. She was a true friend who suffered through her cancers with grace. ...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“John, I was saddened to hear of your loss of Diane. She was a blessing to many people. She spread joy and happiness to many people. I remember our...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Pam Conine - Lima, OH - Friend

“JP (Chief) and Schulz family my sincere sympathy with your loss. may you find comfort in your family to help each other during this time. ”
3 of 32 | Posted by: Jim Newland - Ridgeway, OH

“My sincere sympathy in the loss of Diane. My friendship with her was through Eastern Star in Columbus Grove. She epitomized the tenets of Eastern...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Karel King - Columbus Grove, OH

“I wish to convey my sincere sympathy to John and the family. My association with Diane is through Eastern Star. She will be sorely missed because of...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Karel King - Columbus Grove, OH

“I am very sorry to hear about Diane.She was a great lady and friend. Maybe we will get to play cards again when I get there. so sorry for your loss....Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Barbara Hesseling - Cridersville, OH

“John our deepest sympathies on the loss of your wife! What a sweet lady! We will miss her so much! You and your family are in our thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: . Steve Henderson - Lima

“John our deepest sympathies on the loss of your wife! What a sweet lady! We will miss her so much! You and your family are in our thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: . Steve and Larry from Monro Henderson

“Our deepest sympathies to John and family. Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of her life! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all... ”
9 of 32 | Posted by: Dr. Vijay Goyal And Staff

“My thought's and prayers are with the family. My sister April and I use to babysit for JP when Diane and John lived across the street from us on...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Robin Conway - LIma, OH - Friend

“To Diane's Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you. The Mertz Family was large part of my life while growing up in Cridersville. Please know...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: april conway - Lake Worth, FL

“Putnam County Hospice would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Family and Friends of Diane. ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: Connie Cassidy - Ottawa, OH

“A couple of summers ago, I came home to visit Mom and Dad. I was at the corner of High and Waverly and saw Diane. We had a vey nice chat. When I...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Paula McComas - Litchfield Park, AZ

“Chris, I am thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 32 | Posted by: Michele Strohm Caris - Las Vegas, NV

“So sorry for your loss. You're in our prayers and thoughts. ”
15 of 32 | Posted by: Linda and Frank Reese - Davenport, IA

“John, sorry about your loss, she was a great lady. May our lord comfort you. ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Paul Roosenberg - Hartwell, GA

“Dear John and Family,May the Star of Bethlehem shine brightly in your life with the Peace of Christmas! You and Diane are forever in our hearts and...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“You were,and allways will be,someone special to me and so many others. rest in peace "friend" ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Norman Black - Lima, OH

“So sorry to hear of mom's passing! Prayers for u all (John, JP, Laura, Jonathan, Molly, Ron, Elaine, & the rest of the family!) ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Roxanne Conrad - Lima, OH

“My heart breaks for you,but no more pain. She fought a good fight. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I was so blessed to have known her...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Janet Wheeler - Lima, OH - Friend

“To John, JP,Laura and family. Deepest sympathy to all if you at this time. Thinking of you sincerely. ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: Nancy Buchanan-Rigel-Harper - GA

“So sorry for your loss! ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: Lavonne Dilworth - Lima, OH

“Diane you could light up a room just by walking in. I will miss you my precious friend. I'll always remember the wonderful times we shared and your...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Teresa Bundrum - St James City, FL

“So very sorry to hear of her passing. Keeping all of her family in my prayers at this rough time. ”
24 of 32 | Posted by: Wanda Henderson - Lima, OH

“John Bonnie and I send our condolences know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Roger Vannett - Chase, MI

“Condolences to the family.Mary Lou Ward ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Ward - Lakeview, OH - Friend

“My heart is broken as we have lost another truly great woman and inspiration. I am so happy I had the chance to see and hug you again. I will never...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Vicki Mayer - Friend

“What a great lady! Always a pleasure to work with. My deepest sympathies to John and family. ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Valentine - Canton, CT

“Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to your loving family. ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Greg Gilles - Delphos, OH

“JP and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family that you feel comfort in family and friends during this time. May she Rest In...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Paul Cummings - Columbus, OH

“Ron & Elaine-so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Bales - Friend

“I am saddened that Diane is no longer here on earth but I rejoice that her name is written in heaven and she is there now. She was a great friend...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Carolyn Harshbarger - Wapakoneta, OH

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Diane L. Schulz age 70, of Cridersville passed away 9:25 a.m., Saturday December 3, 2016 at her residence after battleing 3 kinds of cancer for 2 years. She was born March 8, 1946 in Lima, Ohio to the late Gilbert Wesley Mertz and Mary Jane Eversole Mertz. She married John Albert Schulz April 25, 1965 and he survives in Cridersville.
Diane graduated from Cridersville High School and had worked as a tax professional for H & R Block and had worked several years at Westinghouse. She was a former: President of Pablum to Pizza OCCL, President of Cridersville Fire Dept. Ladies Aux., Worthy High Priestess of Lima Shrine #20 White Shrine of Jerusalem, Worthy Matron of Grove Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Mighty Chosen One of El Karen Caldron, Royal Matron of St. Mary's Court Order of Amaranth, Grand Faith of Grand Court of Ohio Order of Amaranth, Grand Standard Bearer of Grand Court of Ohio Order of Amaranth and member of Cridersville Police Department Auxiliary and Cridersville Police Officer. Member of True Kindred of Toledo and a member of Loyal Order of Moose Ladies Auxiliary of Indian Lake and St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Additional survivors include a son: John Paul "JP" (Laura) Schulz of Huntsville, Margaret Christine (Dennis) Mills of Lakeview, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, a brother Ronald (Elaine) Mertz of Cridersville and 2 sisters Susie (Tom) Huelskamp of Wapak and Sharon Purdy of Spencerville; mother-in-law Irene Schulz of Lima, a brother-in-law Danny (Pam) Schulz and several nieces and nephews.
Diane was preceded in death by an infant sister Peggy Mertz and a brother-in-law Lee Purdy.
A brief funeral service will be held 1:30 Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Pastor Sharon Stonerock officiating. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery near Cridersville
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and noon until the time of services Tuesday. A White Shrine service will be at 8:00 p.m., Monday following the visitation.
Memorial contribution may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.