Diane Shinn Box

Obituary of Diane Shinn Box

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Diane Shinn-Box, 68, of Clifford Township, PA. died on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Abington Manor after a courageous battle with cancer. Diane was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. John G. Shinn. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Bobby and Rick Shinn and her husband, James Woodrow "Woody" Box.

Diane was born on July 19, 1953 in Rose Valley, PA. Her family moved to Union Dale in 1972 and Diane spent some of her adult life in Cape Cod, MA, before returning home to Union Dale. She worked as a business administrator for most of her adult career.

Diane loved her ladies' lunches, and any time she could spend with her family and grandchildren, whom she adored more than anything. Diane was always the comedian, and always made sure she introduced herself as such. She would reduce her adoring "fans" to tears of laughter often and with enviable ease. Her enjoyment of life itself was obvious and because of that it was contagious. You would never leave Diane's presence without feeling brighter! When talking to Diane, you always knew she was listening, and her words of encouragement made her your #1 cheerleader. Diane was one of those rare people who always saw the best in everyone. Holidays won't be the same without you Diane, and your favorite spot at the kitchen island will be saved for you!

Diane was the mother to two beautiful daughters, Kara Walker Erdmann and Rane Walker Snyder and the proud grandmother of Madeline, Peyton, Elizabeth "Libby", Barrett and Walker. She was a loving and caring sister to her siblings and their spouses: Natalie, John "Jack", Kevin and partner, Terry, Gerard "Gerry", David and wife, Leslie, Jean and husband, Mark and Joseph "Joe". She was also a wonderful aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews who loved spending time with their Aunt Diane. In addition, she is survived by her Uncle Earl, and her cousins whom she loved very much. Diane is going to be immensely missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kushori, Annie and all the staff of Hematology of NEPA, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, especially Abington Manor and their staff who made Diane feel like a queen from the moment she arrived until the end, we'll be forever grateful!

Friends called at Shifler-Parise Funeral Home, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA, on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA, celebrated by Rev. Michael Kirwin, pastor. Interment followed at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 or to Abington Manor, Activities Fund, 100 Edella Road, South Abington Township, PA 18411

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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States


10:30 am
Monday, October 4, 2021
St. Pius X Church
3615 State Route 106
Clifford Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery
400 State Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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