On Monday, April 3, 2023, God called 65-year-old Metropolis native Diane “DiDi” Croach home.
Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Father Michael Christopher Mujule officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Diane attended St. Rose Parrish School and JAMP school at Olmstead. She worked at the Metropolis Rest Area with the MAP Training Center. Diane was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
She was active in sports, especially basketball and was an avid Cardinals baseball fan. Her obvious love of ballroom dancing was displayed through her many show case performances.
Diane was a very social person who loved all children, friends and animals. She had a very loving, generous and kind soul. Diane donated to several charitable organizations; in particular, the St. Joseph’s Indian School and St. Jude’s. She was known by everyone for her gorgeous long hair, blue eyes and contagious smile and is going to be deeply missed.
Diane is survived by her siblings, Jon Croach (Rochelle), Gisele Burnett (Jerry), Nicole Stegman (Galen), Michele Milson (Gerry), Daniele Johnson (Jack), and Ninette Amtmann; several nieces and nephews.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Roll M. and Georgette (Godmaire) Croach; sister, Renee Ann Lang; nephew, Justin Croach; and great-great niece, Amelia Corley.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made in Diane’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 315 E. 3rd Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com
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