Diana Kay Whitehead


Diana Kay Whitehead, 63, New Paris, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1955, in Goshen, to Ray and Doris (Juday) Leatherman.
On Aug. 22, 1981, she married Brett Whitehead.
Surviving are her husband, Brett, New Paris; children, Mindy (Kevin) Park, Goshen, and Bryce (Ali) Whitehead, Goshen; three grandchildren, Ty, Colin and Maggie Park; mother, Doris Leatherman, Goshen; sister, Deb (Dale) Sommers, Goshen; and brother-in-law, Phil White, Richmond, Virginia.
Preceding her in death are her father, Ray Leatherman, and a sister, Roxann White.
Diana was a graduate of Northwood High School and a former 4-H Swine Club leader. She had been working as an administrative assistant at Wawasee High School.
She was a member of the New Paris Church of the Brethren, where she was a youth sponsor for many years and was very active in the church. She enjoyed working on service projects and mission trips.
Diana loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and camping. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority for many years, more recently joining the alumni group Eta Mu Alpha.
Private family services will take place. Pastor Stan Godfrey and Pastor Norm Replogle will officiate. Burial will be at New Paris Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to the New Paris Church of the Brethren Youth.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.rrefh.com
Published on March 1, 2019
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Steve Rohrer
Apr 05, 2019
You may remember me from when my Dad, Dean Rohrer, was pastor of the New Paris Church from 1969-1973. I stumbled across Diana's obituary and wish to express my sincerest condolences. The Leatherman's were my second set of parents and I spent much time at the Leatherman's home and with the girls - they were my friends. I knew that Roxanne had passed many years ago and also that Ray had died several years ago. so sorry for you loss of Diana. I have lived/worked for many years abroad (currently in Vietnam) but have many fond memories of New Paris and the Leatherman family. soggy1@aol.com
Joyce james
Mar 04, 2019
I worked with Diana for many years. She was very beautiful and so much fun.
I remember well our good times together.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Jan Cripe Eby
Mar 03, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Many nice memories. God bless.
Susan Calhoun
Mar 02, 2019
Bryce, very saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in my prayers.
Cathy Barwick
Mar 02, 2019
Deb and Doris - I am so sorry for your loss! i can only think there is a big reunion in heaven with Roxann and her dad - I can hear the laughter now. Love and hugs to you!
Barbara Igney
Mar 02, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. She was such an awesome caring person. Always remember working with her at.Everetts grocery, she was so special with the customers and staff. Prayers to you during this time.
Jay and Susie Warstler
Mar 02, 2019
Our heart is heavy for your family at this time! Diane was a beautiful lady inside and out. Prayers for all of you thru this tough time. Love to all of you! 💕
Renee Glunt (Schlabach)
Mar 01, 2019
Prayers! Thinking of the Whitehead family.
Tom & Pat Mast
Mar 01, 2019
So sorry to hear about Diana.
Our thoughts and prayers for you at this time.
Brenda Mestach
Mar 01, 2019
The Mestach family is holding you all in prayer. May you sense God's loving arms holding each one of you, and understanding your thoughts and grief.