Mary Diana 1929-2014

IENNA – Mary Diana, 84, of Vienna, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home after a sudden illness.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1929, in Royal, Pa., the daughter of the late Matt and Ana Kajfez Gladd.

Mary was a 1947 graduate of the Mecca High School. She worked for 20 years at Valley View as a clerk.

Mrs. Diana was member of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Vienna and the Slovenian Women’s Lodge-Branch 54 in Warren.

She had many hobbies, including flower gardening and vegetable gardening, and she loved her John Deere tractor. Mary was a self-taught button box accordion musician. Mrs. Diana worked as a volunteer at the soup kitchen in Warren with her church.

Mary enjoyed traveling and polka dancing with her late husband, Cappy. She had a wonderful sense of humor.

Survivors include her children, Mary Ann Diana of Girard and Cathy (Dan) Diana Wiglusz of Brunswick Hills. Also surviving are her siblings, John (Jane) Gladd of Mecca, Edward (Dorothy “Dolly”) Gladd of Girard and Anne O’Block of Vienna. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Other than her parents, Mary was preceded in death on Sept. 25, 2008, by her husband, Casper “Cappy” Diana, to whom she was united in marriage on June 6, 1953; and by her siblings, Frank, Matt, Joseph and Anthony Gladd.

A requiem Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Vienna. Family and friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Madasz Chapel in Brookfield.

A rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Morning prayers will also be held at the funeral home 10 a.m. Friday prior to going to the church.

Burial will take place in the Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

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