Diana Louise Stowe-Farris, of Niles

Published 9:33 am Thursday, June 18, 2015

July 15, 1947 — June 15, 2015

Diana Louise Stowe-Farris, 67, of Niles, passed away at her home on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Diana Louise Stowe-Farris

Diana Louise Stowe-Farris

Diana was born on July 15, 1947 to the late Lavall and Dorothy (Luther) Lane in South Bend, Indiana as one of eleven children. She retired from Tyler Refrigeration after more than 20 years of service.

Diana was an avid NASCAR fan, Jeff Gordan was her favorite driver. She also loved to watch University of Michigan football games.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lavall and Dorothy Lane; daughter, Rebecca Stowe; siblings, Betty Thomas, Nancy Amundson, Danny Lane, Thelma Worl, and Calvin “Sunny” Lane; and two beloved dogs Maggie and Raffie.

Diana is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Trent) Slates of Niles, her children Brandon Slates of Mishawaka and Justin Slates of Niles, and their children Reece Hensel and Mikalya Slates; husband James “Jim” Farris of Niles, his children John Farris of Niles and James (Laurie) Farris of Granger, Indiana and their children; Tiffany Farris, Rochelle Farris, Heather Farris, Jessica Farris, Zachary Farris and Nathan Farris, siblings; Shirley Joanis of Niles, Susan Horvath of South Bend, Terry (Ann) Lane of Niles and Kenny (Maryanne) Lane of Niles; brother, Richard (Sharon) Lane, of Niles, and her two min-pins Pepper and Cricket.

In keeping with Diana’s wishes she has been cremated and her family will be remembering her privately. She will be laid to rest at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles with her daughter, Becky.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.