Diane Compton

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Diane Compton, 76, of Wilkes-Barre, on November 29,2022, passed peacefully at her private residence in the care and company of her beloved family. Born in Plymouth on September 20, 1946, she was one of nine children of James and Hannah Williams Schoonover. Diane attended Plymouth area schools and was a graduate of the Plymouth Area High School. After graduating, she attended Empire Beauty School. After attending beauty school, Diane worked for Wyoming Valley Health Care as a registration and emergency room admissions attendant for the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital until her retirement. During her years of working at the hospital, she met and fell in love with Donald Compton and for the next thirty-four years they were inseparable until God called Donald home. During her retirement, Diane enjoyed going to the beach with her family and sisters, whether it was Ocean City or Wildwood, they were sure to have a great time. She filled her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved her dearly. She enjoyed her hobbies of reading, doing puzzles and enjoyed her collection of owls. She enjoyed cooking and loved baking and there was always fresh baked goods on the kitchen table and Sun Tea in the fridge. She was also a past member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, until the church’s closure. Diane joins in heaven her loving parents; husband Donald, sister Eileen Patla; and brother James Schoonover. Surviving to mourn her going are her son Clyde Fox and his life partner Barbara Gromel, Parson; daughter Christine Gribble and her husband William, Wilkes-Barre; son Sam Fox, Parsons; son Ed Fox and his wife Mandy, Wilkes-Barre; sisters Pat Trasciatti, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Jones and her husband Rick, Florida; Kim Cross, Plains; brothers Dave Schoonover and his wife Allison, New Jersey; Sam Schoonover and his wife Kathy, New Jersey; and Jay Schoonover, Nevada; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren; her life long friend Donna Shimko-Fox, Plains; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark Street, Plains. A burial service will be held for Diane on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Oak Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Hanover Township. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Diane’s memory could be given to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959.
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Memorial Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States

Burial Service at Oak Lawn Cemetery

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, December 12, 2022
Oak Lawn Cemetery
1250 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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