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Diane Marie
Emmerth (Gleason)

November 26, 1955 – November 22, 2023

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Obituary for Diane Marie Emmerth (Gleason)

In Loving Remembrance
Diane Marie (Gleason) Emmerth
November 22, 2023

Diane Marie (Gleason) Emmerth passed away November 22nd at her home in Mexico, NY after a long fight with cancer. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Born on November 26th, 1955, she was 67 years old. She grew up in Mexico, NY, graduating from Mexico High School in 1973. She had a long career with the Department of Social Services, retiring in 2011 after over 20 years of service.

She married the love of her life, Bob Emmerth in 2003 after many years together. Over the years, they shared many adventures. There were countless trips to visit family, see the country and experience all that they could. Together, they had an active social life and cherished their time with friends and family.

In 2012 she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. She fought this very lethal form of cancer for far longer than most are able to. She faced years of unbearable treatments and side effects but always had such a strong and positive outlook. Recently, the cancer finally started winning the war with her body though, and treatments were stopped. She remained fiercely independent, but in recent days had seen a rapid decline.

She wanted to spend her last days at home - her home on Halladay Road, that sits surrounded by the farm she grew up on, in the town she grew up in. The family takes great comfort in knowing that she spent her final days in the place she loved the most.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Delos Gleason, Doris (Kennedy) Sebold and Ethel (Peet) Gleason, as well as siblings Chuck Gleason, Barbara Gleason, James Gleason, John Robert Sebold Jr, Victoria (Sebold) Weed.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Emmerth, Jr.; siblings Nancy (Gleason) Long (FL), Patricia (Gleason) Conger (FL), Shirley Gleason (NY), Dr. Edwin James Sebold (NC), Michael Sebold (FL), Tracie (Sebold) Corns (FL) , her children Kelly (Yablonski) Hobbs (GA), Richard Davies (IA) and Todd Davies (SC), Mark Emmerth (FL), Yvonne (Emmerth) Rhymer (CA) and her grandchildren Brayden Hobbs (GA), Morgan Hobbs (GA), Grayson Hobbs (GA), Collin Davies (IA), Emilia Davies (IA), Logan Presley (SC) and Clark Davies (SC).

Funeral Services will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from Harter Funeral Home, Inc. 2983 W. Main Street, Parish, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Relatives and Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

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First Visitation

When Wednesday, November 29, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm
Harter Funeral Home, Inc. - Parish, NY
2983 W. Main Street
Parish, New York 13131
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Service Information

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 1:00pm
Harter Funeral Home, Inc - Parish, NY
2983 W. Main Street
Parish, New York 13131

Interment Information

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Mexico Village Cemetery
45 Academy Street
Mexico, New York 13114
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