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Dianna Lee (Elsass) Focht

May 13, 1952 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 66)

Dianna Lee “Danny” Focht, age 66 of Belle Center, Ohio passed away peacefully at 3:10 A.M. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Lima Memorial Health System surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 13, 1952 in Lima, Ohio, a daughter of the late Gerald M. and Carmen Joan (Bodey) Elsass.  She was also preceded in death by two infant children, Amanda Jo and David Lester Focht and her in-laws, Lester and Jane Focht.

Dianna married the love of her life David L. Focht February 16, 1980 in Cridersville, Ohio, where together they were blessed to have shared thirty eight years together.  Other survivors include a daughter, Susan (Chad) Frazier of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two grandchildren whom she adored, Blake and Brayden; her twin sister, Deborah (Don) Lillard of Bellefontaine; brothers, Rory “Chip” (LeAnn) Elsass of Wapakoneta, Ohio and Shawn (Michael) Elsass of California and several nieces and nephews.

Dianna retired after twenty seven years from United Telephone and later Sprint Telephone.  After retiring, she worked at Stemble’s Meats in Belle Center for thirteen years.  She loved watching The Ohio State Buckeyes with her husband and grandsons.  She enjoyed watching her grandsons play sports and took pride in having the prettiest of flowers every season.  She also had a passion for decorating for all the holidays. She had been a member of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Cridersville.

Per Dianna’s wishes, her body will be cremated and a Celebration of her life will be held later for her family and friends to attend. 

Burial will be at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty, Ohio.

The family was assisted with the arrangements by the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Lutheran Community Services
223 Oakland Sq., Bellefontaine OH 43311

Our Daily Bread
223 Oakland Sq., Bellefontainbe OH 43311

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