LaDyne Smith Diekmann, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii at 98 years old. Born September 12, 1919, she lived most of her life in Canton and North Canton, Ohio. LaDyne graduated from McKinley High School in 1937, married Glenn A. Diekmann (deceased 1996) in 1941 and retired from the University of Akron Chemistry Department. LaDyne was an active member of the Grace United Church of Christ and Canton Baptist Temple congregations. She and Glenn had three daughters: Sandra Brown, Ladyne Rubright (deceased 2005), and Cheryl Jacobs. Three grandchildren: Melissa Goo, Racheal Krysiak and Matthew Rubright. Four great-grandchildren: Anita Goo Palmer, Kenneth Allyn Goo, Wesley Krysiak, and Alexander Krysiak. One great-great-grandchild, Willa Mahealani Palmer.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Reed Funeral Home, Raff Road, Canton, Ohio. Family and friends may visit from 10-10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial to follow at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com.