Diane D. Gray Dent peacefully gained her wings on July 1, 2021 and went home to be with her Lord.
She was born January 13, 1939 to Carl and Grace Halderman Gray. She grew up in Trout Run, Pa the youngest of 7 children.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 30 years, Jack Dent of Berwick, Pa; two brothers: Vernon Gray and Leon Gray; and two sisters: Shirley Gray Rightmire and Phyllis Gray Clouser. She is survived by two brothers: William Gray of Wiliamsport and Robert Gray of Warrensville.
Diane is also survived by her four sons: Todd (Vicky) Wheeland of Globe AZ; Cory (Kim) Wheeland of Fredericksburg, VA; Wes (Lynne) Wheeland of Edmond OK; and Chris (Cece) Wheeland of Tombstone AZ. She is also survived by a stepson-Nelson (Jenny) Dent of Berwick and a stepdaughter-Marian (Kirk) Lehman of Bloomsburg.
She leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren: Dustin (Jessica) Wheeland of Colorado Springs, CO; Derek (Shelbie) Wheeland of Apache Junction AZ; Allison Wheeland of Fredericksburg, VA; Jake, Lily and Julie Wheeland of Edmond OK and Kayla Wheeland Welling of Pensacola, FL. Step-Grandchildren include: Jessica and Danielle Lehman of Bloomsburg; Kate, Rebecca, and Miles Dent of Berwick.
Diane will be warmly remembered as a dedicated mother, wonderful seamstress, an amazing cook, and a devout follower of the Lord. Diane instilled a love of cooking and baking in all of her children. She enjoyed gardening with Jack and their flower beds always reflected their passion and dedication.
She graduated from Williamsport High School and was a stay-at-home mom until all four of her sons began school. She was employed in the business office of Devine Providence Hospital in Williamsport before moving to the Berwick area. In 1988, she married Jack Dent and happily re-located to Summerhill Dairy Farm in Berwick. Diane worked in the Admissions office at the Berwick Hospital for many years. After retirement, Diane enjoyed making treats for the church functions and volunteering at the local food cupboard.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the residents and staff of Elmcroft Senior Living and the Commonwealth Health Hospice team for their compassion, support, and assistance during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of 200 N. Market Street, Berwick in honor Diane.
Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com. The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Berwick is handling arrangements.
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