Dianne B. (Stone) Stiles, 82, life-long resident of Canton, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Dianne Bessie (named after her mother) was born September 30, 1938 to the late Dana and Bessie (Carl) Stone. On April 15, 1962, Dianne married, the love of her life, Gerald William Stiles in the former Canton Methodist Church. Together they shared 59 wonderful years of marriage and raised two children. Dianne held many memberships including; a 45-year membership with the Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge 362 and served as their former District President. She was a past Chaplain & Flag Bearer representing Canton’s local district of the Rebekah Assembly of Pennsylvania. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Patriarch Militants and was honored to receive the Declaration of Chivalry Jewel. She was a woman of faith and attended the Canton Ecumenical Parish, as well as an active member of Western Alliance EMS.
Mrs. Stiles was employed by the Canton Elementary School as a teacher’s aide for ten years until her retirement.
Dianne and husband Jerry, enjoyed times spent at there winter home in Fort Meade, Florida, but Canton was truly always home.
Surviving are; children, Karen (Steven) Miller of (Tannersville, PA) and Kevin (Cheryl) Stiles of Montoursville, grandchildren; Mark (Marsha) Miller of Princeton, TX and Samantha Miller of Dallas, TX, Adam Hartman of Seattle, WA and Tegan Hartman of South Williamsport, brothers; Edward Stone, special niece and nephew; Barbara (LaVerne) Spencer and Lee Stone all of Canton.
In addition to her parents, Dianne was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gerald on September 21, 2021, a brother; Robert (Lois) Stone, a nephew; Ronnie Stone sister-in-law; Janice (Lewis) Winters of Carlisle and brothers-in-law; Daniel, David and Robert Stiles all of Honesdale and William Stiles of Howell, NJ.
Dianne and Jerry's family invites friends to call from 10 A.M. to Noon of Friday, September 24, 2021 at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA 17724. Funeral services will follow at Noon. Burial will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park near Towanda following the service. Please share memories and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.
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