Diane was born on December 6, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio. The daughter of Frank Dragolich and Catherine Colarik Dragolich. She was married to Frank Passanisi, and he preceded her in death. She later married Roger Wheless, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Lopaska. Diane retired from CIGNA Insurance company, but continued to work as a volunteer as City Secretary for the City of Ravenna for several years. Diane was a very loving and giving individual. She assumed a caregiving role frequently and provided excellent care when any family and friends were in need. But the love of her life was family. She loved spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, son Joseph and Alicia Passanisi of Ravenna, daughter Katie (Passanisi) and Jonathan Russell of Hurst, and son Matthew and Sandra Passanisi of Sherman. She is also survived by her two brothers and their spouses, Frank and Kathy Dragolich and William and Connie Dragolich and one sister Carol Suchan. She had ten grandchildren: Jared, Kory, Kortanee, Jacob, Tony, Alex, Ryan, Jordan, Mia and Quin. She also leaves behind a huge extended family and a host of friends.