Diana Lee Allen Bouska, age 69, of 75230 McElhaney Road, Piedmont, Ohio died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 in Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville, Jefferson County after a brief illness. Born in Fairmont, West Virginia August 4, 1943; she was daughter of the late Bill and Mildred Mullenax.
She graduated from Fairmont High School, Fairmont, West Virginia. She spent her life taking care of her family. She and Helen Barker operated the cafeteria at the Times Reporter, New Philadelphia for several years.
Surviving is her husband, Larry A. Bouska. They were married July 4, 1999.
Also surviving are two sons: Bruce M. (Deborah) Allen of Tuscarawas and Steven Allen of Tuscarawas; son-in-law, Terry Stine; three grandchildren: Chase and Kennedy Allen of Tuscarawas and Corey Allen of Newcomerstown; two step-granddaughters: Shannon (Rocky) Moore of Gnadenhutten and Brittany (Roger) Bloom of Gnadenhutten; a brothers: Robert (Kay) Mullenax of Fairmont, West Virginia; and two sisters, Joyce (Jack) Wells of West Virginia and Joanne (Dick) Nichols of Fairmont, West Virginia; her mother-in-law, Jane (Leo) Ridenbaugh of Warsaw; brother-in-law, Gary (Kathy) Bouska of Scio; and two sister-in-laws, Sandra Scott of Sugarcreek and Linda (Tom) Fisher of Tippecanoe; a very special friends: Helen Barker of Freeport and John and Jodi Walton of Tippecanoe and numerous other family members and friends.
Preceded in death by her daughter, Tracie Lee Allen Stine, who died earlier the same day; two grandchildren: Courtney Allen, age 18 in 2007 and Tanner Allen Stine, age 14 in 2011; her first husband, Richard Allen in April 1988; and three brother: Denzel Matthews, Bill Mullenax, and Sam Mullenax; a brother-in-law, Dick Scott and her father-in-law, Andy Bouska.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in Freeport United Methodist Church with Pastor Jon Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 7, in the Freeport United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions are made to the funeral home to help with final expenses. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website.
Koch Funeral Home