Diane S. Nye, of Arkport

ARKPORT-Diane S. Nye, 52, of 10229 Route 961F, Arkport, died Saturday morning (February 18, 2017) at her home, following a long illness.

Born in Batavia, NY on October 16, 1964 and was the daughter of Albert & Yvonne (Bellinger) Nye.

Diane grew up in the Wellsville – Andover area and attended Wellsville High School. She had been employed for a time in the housekeeping department of the Wellsville Manor and for many years was a “Stay-At-Home” Mom.

She has resided in the Arkport area for the past 27 years and for about 12 years was employed in the customer service & billing department at Pro Care in Hornell , bringing kindness and a smile to all with whom she worked. She retired in August, 2015 due to ill health.

Diane enjoyed planting & growing flowers and shopping for her grandchildren. She had a fascination and a fondness for the Amish lifestyle and enjoyed visiting the Amish communities and collecting Amish & Mennonite artifacts. She also enjoyed collecting glass miniatures, especially heart shaped miniatures and snowmen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert & Yvonne Nye.

Surviving are her lifelong companion, Raymond “Ray” Stephens; 2 daughters, Devon (Edward) Liddiard of Weedsport, NY and Danyelle (Lester Burley) Kozlowski of Arkport; 2 sons, Derrick (Naomi) Schneble of St. Louis, MO and Damon Kozlowski of Canaseraga; Ray’s children, Holly (Justin Hershberger) Stephens of Canaserage and Brooke (Christopher) Drew of Canaseraga; 2 brothers, Edward VanBuskirk of Andover and Jack (Brenda) VanBuskirk of Andover; 1 sister, Tina Cauvel of St Mary’s, PA; her grandchildren, Logan, Reed, Andrew, Jaxson, Sophia, Zachary, Maci, Rachel & Korin; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

The family of Diane S. Nye will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Valley Wesleyan Church, 638 State Route 70, Canaseraga, NY with Rev. Jason Shambach officiating. Burial will be in Canaseraga Cemetery.

Diane’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Wilmot Cancer Institute, C/O Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

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