Dianna Lynne Chaney

May 26, 2020

Dianna Lynne Chaney, 55, of High Springs, Florida, formerly of Frankfort, passed away May 26, 2020 in her home.  She was born on July 25, 1964 in Frankfort to Donald M. and Dorothy E. (Thiel) Chaney.

Dianna was a 1982 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and a graduate of the House of James Cosmetology School.  She was a self-employed beautician for many years and worked for over ten years at Frito Lay in the Procurement Department.  Dianna moved to Florida in 2018 where she owned and operated a horse rescue.  She was a member of Manson Congregational Christian Church and had attended First Baptist Church in Middleburg, FL.  She loved her Lord, family, and all animals and had been a member of FFA and 4H.

Memorial donations may be made in Dianna’s honor to the Chaney Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Manson Congregational Christian Church, 3109 South County Rd. 450 West, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held and A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the family. 

Survived by:

Dianna is survived by her Mother: Dorothy (C. Frank) Adams of Frankfort; Sons: John Ryan Wheeler and Cody Alan Wheeler both of Frankfort; Uncles: James (Judith) Chaney of Frankfort and A. Ronald (Lorna) Thiel of Seattle, WA; Step-Siblings: Missy (Dean) Hedges of Lafayette, Deanna Sheda of Indianapolis, and Charles (Kathy) Adams of Summer Shade, KY; Adopted Uncle: Jeff Hamilton of Frankfort; Adopted Florida Family: Jim and Rose Marie Eldridge; along with several Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her father: Donald Chaney, Grandparents: John & Betty Chaney and Art & Opal Thiel, Uncle: Douglas Thiel, and Aunt & Uncle: Opal & Ray Leap.


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45 Condolences for “Dianna Lynne Chaney”

  1. Sue Fink May 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Dianna was a great beautician and friend. She will be missed by so many . I pray that God gives you comfort during this time.
    Charlie and Sue Fink

  2. Sue Swackhamer May 28, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Diana’s passing!! Hugs and prayers to you and all of your family!
    Sue Swackhamer

  3. Madeline Ferguson Sanders May 28, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    My prayers goes to Cody, John Ryan and mother Dorothy. Such a young age.

  4. Bradley Bailey May 28, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    My love and prayers are with you in your time of loss. My heart goes out to you and all of your family. I will pray for you all.
    Annette Bailey

  5. Mike n Patty Deford May 28, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Our heart breaks for you Dorothy, John Ryan, Cody n Frank. We are here for you. (((Hug)))

  6. Lori Caldwell-Hopkins May 28, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dianna’s passing. I knew her in high school. She was always smiling and laughing. May you be comforted by the peace of Jesus at this difficult time.

  7. Rita Barnett May 28, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    My heart was crushed seeing this. Dorothy and Frank so very sorry. John be strong prays
    ., She was so loved and dearly be missed.

  8. Todd Lucas May 29, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Very sad to hear of diane’s passing. Prayers for the family.

  9. Rhea Light Harris May 29, 2020 at 9:42 am

    I am so very sorry to hear about Dianna’s passing. My heart goes out to you. My prayers and love are with you and your family during this time of grief.

  10. Debbie Dirbas May 29, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Dorothy I am so sorry to hear about Dianna passing. She was a huge part of my life growing up and I’m so thankful I had that time with her. Love and Prayers to you John and Cody!!

  11. Cynthia Ostler pitcock May 29, 2020 at 10:20 am

    My thoughts and prayers to her family. Have know her since high school and she lived down the road from us she was a wonderful young lady. She will be missed.

  12. Ron Gholson May 29, 2020 at 10:22 am

    I am so shocked and saddened to hear of your crossing over. Dianna you have been a good friend. I enjoyed talking to you everyday on FB. I will miss you my friend until I see you again someday soon.

  13. Stephanie Kozuch May 29, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Caring thoughts and prayers from our family to yours at this time.
    The Kozuchs

  14. Carol Williams May 29, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    So worry for your loss she was a lovly friend An d a great hairdress.

  15. Jeanie Bray May 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Dear Dorothy and Jacob, I was so sorry to read about the loss of your daughter, Dianna. My thought will be with you during this difficult time. Jeanie

  16. Wayne & Karen Patchett May 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Dorothy & Frank,
    Our hearts go out to you and all you family at the loss of your daughter.
    Love & prayers,
    Karen & Wayne Patchett

  17. Paul & Cheryl Whitaker May 29, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Cheryl and my prayers are for comfort for your entire family, may God Bless you through this heartbreaking time.

  18. carol carter May 29, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Dorothy, I ‘m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

  19. Rose and Jim Eldridge May 29, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    This feels too much like the passing of one of our own children. Having known Dianna for nearly fifty years we have many memories of good times.
    Greatly saddened by this loss but knowing we will meet again in the not too distant future. To Dorothy, John Ryan and Cody our prayers are for your comfort. God is good and Dianna is in His presence.

  20. Delores Russell May 29, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    John, and family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. We were fb. friends from a prayer group from 2014. She spoke of John a lot in our texting. Prayers for you all.

  21. Shelley Carter May 29, 2020 at 9:22 pm


    I am so sorry to hear of Dianna’s passing. I’m thinking of and praying for you and your family. I wish I could give you a big hug!

  22. Amy Blaydes Wilson May 29, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Diana’s passing. I had just spent time with her this past December. My heart is broken. She was a special person in my life and I will miss her. She was a wonderful person and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her boys. RIP Diana.

  23. Linda S Clark May 29, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Frank, Dorothy, John so sorry for your loss but we know where she is. Frank, Dorothy, Diana was always helpful in Special Olympics, so many ways. John involved in lots of sports. Praying for all of you.

  24. Heather Joines May 29, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    My Friend Dianna. Such a BEAUTIFUL and KIND Soul. Rest easy and Fly High My Sweet Friend!!!! Cody, John Ryan and Dorothy, praying for Peace, Comfort, and Understanding for Each and All of You. All My Love, Heather and Kayce.

  25. Barry Vinard May 29, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Diana’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.

  26. Joan Harris May 29, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    I am so sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

  27. Gena Carson May 29, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of Dianna’s passing. I am going to miss our talks! I will be praying for John & the rest of the family. Love you friend <3

  28. April Light Wilson May 29, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    I am so very sorry. I was very saddened and so shocked to see this. You, John Ryan and Cody are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, April

  29. Tammy Allen May 30, 2020 at 4:11 am

    I am so so sorry for your loss. I know God has her in his arms and she is safe. I pray for your family in this time of sorrow and I pray your family has some comfort!

  30. Jeri DeLeon-Lara May 30, 2020 at 11:39 am

    My heart is broken, she was more than a friend to me..we called each other Sis. My condolences are sent to John, Cody and Dotothy. She will be sorely missed.

  31. James L Ferguson May 30, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Sending prayers to Dorothy and family

  32. Kayla May 30, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers to all She was a sweetheart glad i got to know her

  33. Jan Hill May 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I am so very sorry for her close family. I loved her so much. Dianna was such a beautiful, nice and loving person. I am especially sorry for her wonderful sons and hope JR is going to be okay.
    I loved Dianna so much. At least she is with Jesus now, so there is some peace with this and leaving us way too early. I pray that Dorothy, JR and Cody find some comfort in this. She is with her Heavenly Father, dad Donnie, and grandparents who she loved so much.
    I know she is at peace now. God Bless you Dianna. You will be so missed.

  34. Nancy Wheeler May 30, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    So very sorry to hear this. You have our sincerest condolences.
    Nancy Kimmel Wheeler

  35. Karon (Seward) McColley May 31, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Cody and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dianna’s passing. May God bless all of you at this time.

  36. Karen Hiter May 31, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Dianna’s passing. Hugs and prayers to you, John, and the rest of the family. Love, Karen Hiter

  37. Mike and Angie Bruton June 1, 2020 at 2:15 am


    So sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. Know we are thinking of you and praying for comfort for you. God’s Peace passes all understanding, I am wishing that for you. We are just around the corner if there is anything we can do Please let us know!

  38. Pat Smith June 1, 2020 at 1:03 pm


    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter, Praying for comfort during these difficult days ahead.

  39. Mark Goodnight June 1, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Dorothy, so sorry to hear about Dianna.
    She was a very special person who I was lucky enough to know. We enjoyed alot of FFA time together. She was our chapter sweetheart I remember and a sweetheart to everyone who knew her.
    God Bless
    Mark Goodnight

  40. Russell Burke June 3, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Sorry for your loss dorothy you and your family will be in my prayers she will sadly be missed

  41. Helen McDonald June 4, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Dianna’s passing. She will be missed by many. My prayers go out to you, John, and Cody.

  42. Deb Lewis June 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by happy memories and always be reminded of her love for all of you.
    Take care,
    Deb Lewis

  43. Crystal castoral June 10, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    As friends and neighbors we send our deepest condolences to the family. Dianna was a dear friend and wonderful person. She was a blessing to know. May the Lord bring peace and comfort to your family knowing that she is home in heaven now.

  44. Gina Berninger August 12, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    We just heard of her passing and wanted to share our condolences. She was smart, kind, a good mother, and neighbor.

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