Diane K. Thallman, 64, of Fostoria, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in her home.
She was born Sept. 7, 1948, in Fostoria, to the late Marion L. Schubert and Betty R. (Fry) Schubert. Her mother survives in Fostoria. She married David D. Thallman Aug. 10, 1969, at High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and he survives.
Also left to cherish her memory are her brother, Randy Schubert of Columbus; three nieces, Kyleigh Schubert of Columbus, Kimberly Thallman (Dave) Clouse of Michigan and Angela Thallman (Dave) Rohlen of Medina; four nephews, Anthony (Angela) Thallman of Texas, Kirt (Mei Lan) Thallman of Pennsylvania, Kent (Roxanne) Thallman and Cory Schubert, both of Ohio; and nine great-nieces and nephews, Ryan Clouse, Nathan, Naomi, Oliva, Emily, Paige and Grayson Thallman and Andrew and Lance Rohlen.
Diane was a 1966 Fostoria High School graduate. She went on to receive a bachelor's degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1970 and a master's degree in guidance and counseling in 1973. Diane taught for Fostoria schools for 27 years and received the Fostoria Teacher of the Year award in 1985.
Diane was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and was active there with Bible study and, along with her husband, the instruction of craft making for Bible School. She was a member of Fostoria Education Association, Ohio Education Association, NEA (Northwest Education Association), Heart of Ohio Tole, Brushes & Pallets Painting, Findlay, and the Society of Decorative Painting, as well as Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Teacher Sorority. She was the Fostoria Red Hat secretary.
Diane was an avid collector of many things, especially giraffes. She enjoyed traveling, and camping in her younger years, and even though she didn't have any children of her own, she especially loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and loved them as if they were her own. Diane was a "person of the Lord."
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.
Her funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at High Street United Methodist Church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria, with the Rev. Dan Phillips officiating. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the funeral. Committal services and burial will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens, Hopewell Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria.
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories or photos may be shared by visiting www.mann-harefh.com.