Diana

June 15, 1947 ~ May 26, 2022

Born in: Knox County, IN
Resided in: Vincennes, IN

Diana Reel, 74, passed away at 6:43 am on May 26, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Diana was born on June 15, 1947 in Knox County and she was the daughter of Delmer and Florence (Small) Westfall. She married David Reel on October 2, 1966 and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2021.

Diana worked as a clerk for Midwest Marketing, Essex Wire and Hurricane Ditcher. She also was a member of Indiana Presbyterian Church and played the organ there for many years.

Survivors include her children, April Strange and her husband Bill of Washington, son, Fred Reel and his wife Angela of Oakland City, IN; her grandchildren, Jessi Brown, Dani Brown, James Brown and his wife Jourdyn, Emma Reel, CJ Godwin, Gretchen Reel, Bridget Reel; her great grandchildren, Emmalyn Brown, Sarah Thovson, Peyton Shoulders, Dawsyn Brown, Daxtyn Brown; and her sister, Rose Heath. Diana is preceded in death by her parents, Delmer and Florence Westfall; her step father, Paul Goodwin; her son Specialist Jeffrey David Reel; her husband, David Reel, sister, Rita Hulen and her step sister, Phyllis Schmitt.

Friends may visit with Diana’s family from 4-8 pm EST on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Indiana Presbyterian Church, 2431 S. Lower Indiana Rd., Vincennes, IN. Diana’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 am EST on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Indiana Presbyterian Church with Pastor Frank Harmon officiating, Diana will be laid to rest next to her husband David and son Jeffrey in Wildwood Cemetery. Online memories may be shared with Diana’s family and friends at www.goodwinsievers.com. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is privileged and honored to be entrusted with the care of Diana.

Services

Visitation: May 31, 2022 4:00 pm - May 31, 2022 8:00 pm

Indiana Presbyterian Church
2431 S. Lower Indiana Rd.
Vincennes, IN 47591


Funeral Service: June 1, 2022 11:00 am

Indiana Presbyterian Church
2431 S. Lower Indiana Rd.
Vincennes, IN 47591


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  1. We both would like to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to all the family. We both worked with Diana at Essex. She always had a smile when you saw her. She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched over the years. May GOD bless

  2. April and Fred. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this time of loss. I remember when Diana started working at Midwest and she once took me to eat Chinese. I tried their “spicy mustard” and she laughed so hard she cried. She was great like that… fun to be around. May God, and great memories of her comfort you.

  3. April, I learned so much from your mom at Midwest Marketing. She was a beautiful soul and I’m thankful I had the chance to know her. Praying for your family.

  4. Debbie and I send our deepest regrets and prayers to the family in the death of Diana. She was a wonderful lady and a good friend. She worked with me at the Essex Wire facility there in Vincennes from May, 2000 until my departure in January, 2008 and we attended church with her regularly at Indiana Presbyterian Church.
    I will never forget that she and David, her husband, drove to Spring Hill, TN to celebrate my 60th birthday in 2009 after I had been dismissed from Essex. Such a sweet lady.

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