Friday, February 03, 2023

Diane Kay Whitesel, 70

| March 3, 2020 10:19 AM

Diane Kay Whitesel, 70, of Troy passed away Feb. 26, 2020, at her home in Troy with loved ones at her side. She was born May 20, 1949, in Vancouver, Wash., to Lloyd and Bernice (Myers) Adkins.

She attended Ridgefield High School and graduated with the Class of 1967. On Dec. 29, 1967, Diane married Frank Whitesel in Ridgefield, Wash. They shared a special love. Their devotion to one another allowed them to enjoy 52 years of marriage.

During their time together, they raised and loved three children. Diane also managed retirement communities for Holiday Retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Donna Hoffman and Harriet Olson.

Diane is survived by her husband, Frank of Troy. She also is survived by her children, Heather Peru of Marion; Heidi Campbell of Vancouver, Wash.; and Robert Whitesel of Hermiston, Ore.; and grandchildren, Ryan (Jordan) Campbell; Christopher (Nikki) Peru; Anthony Peru; Tyler Campbell and Abby Campbell.

Other survivors include her brother, Gary Adkins, and sister, Fairy Adkins Trowbridge.

Services for Diane will be held at 11 a.m., March 6, 2020, at Schnackenberg Funeral Home chapel, 422 W. 2nd St. in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting