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Diane L. Schrum 1957-2021

AUSTINTOWN — Diane L. Schrum, 64, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Omni West Assisted Living.

The youngest child of Robert and Emily Boyer Schrum, Diane grew up in Austintown and lived at Omni West for the past 19 years. Diane graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1976, where she assisted with the girls’ track team. She worked for area restaurants, the Austintown Local Schools and 26 years in the textile department of Goodwill Industries in Liberty.

Diane was a 30-year member of West Austintown First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Austintown Community United Church of Christ. She was a volunteer bingo caller at Omni West and a dedicated member of the Junior Group of Goodwill. Diane will long be remembered for her sense of humor, thoughtfulness and grit.

For the past 20 years, Diane entered a latch hook wall hanging into competition at the Canfield Fair and won a ribbon every year. She enjoyed bingo, latch hook, word search and jigsaw puzzles, and was an avid supporter of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team.

Diane will be sorely missed by her many friends and family, including sisters, Barb (Paul) Metzendorf of Howland and Kathy (Ron) Gerberry of Austintown; brothers, Jim (Cindi) Schrum of Greensboro, N.C. and Tom (Sharon) Schrum of Pinellas Park, Fla.; 11 nieces and nephews; 25 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents; eldest sister, Ruth Schrum Trask; grandparents, Thomas and Della Schrum, and John and Ruth Boyer; her beloved Aunt Elizabeth Boyer; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

Services will be held Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 12:30 p.m. For the safety of all, the family respectfully requests that everyone attending services adhere to COVID-19 protocols and wear a face covering.

The family thanks the Omni West Assisted Living family for its dependable and kind care of Diane over the past 19 years.

Monetary donations can be made in Diane’s memory to the Diane Schrum Food Pantry at Goodwill Industries, 2747 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505; or to the Residents Activity Fund at Omni West Assisted Living, 3259 Vestal Road, Youngstown, OH 44509.

To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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