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Diane J. Stenta

November 17, 1946 — January 24, 2023

Diane J. Stenta

 

Diane J. Stenta, 76, of Toby, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Penn Highlands DuBois following a valiant battle with cancer. 

She was born on November 17, 1946 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Russell and Helen Garbic Lowe. 

On October 11, 1969, at Queen of the World Church, she married the late Frank W. "Bill" Stenta, who preceded her in death in 2007.

Diane was an exuberant child who attended Catholic schools and graduated from Elk County Christian High School, class of 1965. She worked briefly at Stackpole Carbon Company, where she met and married her husband. She then worked for many years at St. Boniface School in the library, deepening her love of reading while helping children grow in their love of books. She was a talented artist and crafter who loved books, movies, and reading. A true lover of animals, she raised and cherished many animals over the years, including peacocks, pheasants, a donkey, and many cats.

She is survived by 2 children; Sharon (Paul Glatt) Stenta of Kersey, and William (Lisa) Stenta of Ridgway; and by her 2 grandchildren; Alura and Sebastian. She is also survived by a sister; Linda (Richard) Sexton of Kersey, a brother; Wayne Lowe of Wilcox, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Diane J. Stenta will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 1:30 PM at Saint Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 with Fr. Kevin Holland, Pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the St. Boniface Church Gathering Space on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 12:30 PM until the time of the Mass.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, Ridgway Animal Haven, or to a animal rescue of choice.

Krise Funeral Home, 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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