Dianne E. Marsden, 70, passed away on Monday (December 13, 2021) in Jones Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Marsden was born in Elkland, Pa., on April 7, 1951 to Guy and Mary (Duff) Knickerbocker. Dianne attended Northern Potter High School and later earned her GED. In 1979 she graduated from the LPN program at BOCES in Belmont. On February 14, 1981 she married her valentine, George H. Marsden, who survives.
Dianne began her work life at the age of 13 working at Dunbar Grocery in Hickox, Pa., until she was 17. She also worked for Cooper Slides in Genesee, Pa. and Highland Nursing Home in Wellsville. She later acquired her real estate license and worked for A&M Realty in Wellsville and United Farm Reality in Belfast. Dianne worked for 27 years at Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES in Belmont as a teaching assistant, where she retired in 2013. After retiring, she took a dive into the entrepreneurial world by owning and operating STS Motorsports Concessions.
Along with her husband of 40 years, Dianne is survived by two sons, Benjamin (Theresa) Grover of Dalton, Ga., and Robert Marsden of Scio; her mother, Mary Johnson Howard of Scio; two sisters, Linda J. Grover of Genesee, Pa., and Melody (Dennis) Empson of Ulysses, Pa.; two brothers, Guy Willow of Ulysses, Pa., and Kirk Willow of Rexville; eight grandchildren, Benjamin (Christie) Grover, Heather (Scott) Bennett, Tony Grover, Allen Grover, Timothy (Becki) Grover, Chevelle Marsden, Austin Marsden, and Keenan Marsden; 13 great grandchildren, Kiara Grover, Karson Grover, Karter Grover, Kaysen Grover, Xander Bennett, Xackery Bennett, Xeth Bennett, Xerrick Bennett, Xackera Bennett, Aliyah Grover, Mya Grover, Lilly Frisbie, and Kaden Grover, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Lee Wayne Grover, and a nephew Joshua Allen.
Dianne was known by many as the “Dill Pickle Lady” as she was recognized at the various festivals and events with her STS Motorsports Concessions truck. She delighted in taking care of her home. Watching Wheel of Fortune, various comedies, and the occasional romance was a favorite pastime for her. She appreciated country music, any flea market that she came across, and NASCAR races.
Dianne was fond of traveling, enjoying South Carolina, Georgia and Florida for vacations and to visit family. Family was very important to her and she enjoyed the family holidays and gatherings the most. Dianne was also a big fan of dining out. On road trips, she especially enjoyed Texas Roadhouse. Locally, “Friday Fish Fry” was a must event in her week. Icelandic haddock with white meat and a nice salad bar were essential with Perry’s Ice Cream for dessert. She knew what she liked.
Per Dianne’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Steve Barrett of the Lancaster Community Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.