Dianne (Cheek) Hibbard, 47, of Huron, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born July 4, 1964, in Sandusky, was a 1982 graduate of Margaretta High School and a 1988 graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
Dianne was employed at Parschauer Eye Center for 15 years.
She was a member of the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene, where she served in many areas of hospitality. She also sang in the choir and taught in numerous children’s ministries. Dianne lived out her Christian faith on a daily basis through her service to others — at home, at church, at work, and in the community. She is now living and rejoicing with her dear Lord and Savior.
She is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Tad N. Hibbard; her children, Wyatt and Mackenzie; her parents, Joseph and Carolyn (Bowsher) Cheek of Sandusky; her mother-in-law, Nancy Hibbard of Vermilion; brother, Mikel (Janis) Cheek of Sandusky; sister, Cathy (Mike) Crum of Cardington, Ohio; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Essie and Dora Cheek and Charles and Rosemary Bowsher.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and from 9 a.m. Saturday, October 22, until funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Road, Sandusky. The Revs. David P. Flack and Mikel L. Cheek will officiate. Burial will be in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene and/or to the Wyatt & Mackenzie Hibbard Education Fund, c/o The Citizens Banking Company.
Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.