Mrs. Diana Lee Riedel, age 79, of Murray, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Born on July 2, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Diana was the daughter of the late Jessee O. Chipman and Dorothy (Ritter) Chipman. Diana was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray.
Diana lived in Southeastern Wisconsin for half of her life and worked various secretarial and bookkeeping positions throughout her career. She also spent the early part of her adult life breeding and showing champion German Shepherd and Cairn Terrier dogs alongside her husband Richard, and her son Brian. The Riedel family and Diana's mother moved to Florida from Wisconsin in 1988, and after only two and one-half years, moved to Murray, Kentucky in 1991 at the encouragement of a family member who already resided here. Once here, Diana worked at Southeastern Book Company for fifteen (15) years. Although retired at the time of her death, Diana was still doing bookkeeping for a few local businesses.
Diana's interests included reading (especially books by Tom Clancy and the like), British television shows, bird watching, and being a loving and devoted mother and grandmother to her family. She is survived by her daughter, Cheri LeeAnn Grant (Eddie) of Murray, one granddaughter, Tatum Decker, and one grandson, Camden Grant. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard P. Riedel, son Richard Brian Riedel, her parents and her only sibling, brother Jessee R. Chipman.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 9:30am to 11:00am at St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray, immediately followed by a funeral Mass at the church at 11am. A meal will be provided at the church following the services. A private interment will be held at Murray Memorial Gardens at a later date. The family requests that all who knew and loved Diana to please attend, although they should not feel they must stay for all portions of the event.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to her grandchildren's college funds be sent to 1605 Magnolia Drive, Murray, Kentucky 42071.