Diana Reddy

Diana Reddy

Diana Reddy
May 3, 1946 – February 26, 2019
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 72

Diana Reddy, 72, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. She was born May 3, 1946, in Easton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles and Antonette Falcone.

Diana graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School with the class of 1965.

In 1967, Diana was united in marriage to John Reddy, Sr. To this union, five children were born, Gina, Dawn, Patti, John, and Scott. After 18 years of marriage the two divorced but remained good friends. In 2003, Diana wanted one more child to call her own and adopted a daughter, Felicity Reddy.

Diana stayed home to care for her family while her children were young. She owned and operated Mama Bear Day Care as a licensed day care in Oskaloosa for over 40 years. On top of running her day care, her home was always open to countless foster children and children that just needed a place to go.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa. Diana was active with Girl Scouts and Campfire Scouts for nearly 30 years. She enjoyed taking photos and scrap-booking. She also looked forward to the county fair every year where she would enter her works and volunteer in the children’s area. She will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit.

Her family includes her six children, Gina (& Joseph) Mahaffey of Oskaloosa, Dawn Reddy of Orange Park, Florida, Patti (& John) Parkinson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, John Reddy, Jr. of North Middletown, New Jersey, Scott Reddy of Oskaloosa, and Felicity Reddy of Oskaloosa; twelve grandchildren: Joseph, Jr., Matthew, Timothy, Nicholas, Briahna, Courtney, Tyler, Christopher, Morgan, Josalyn, Logan, and Kayleigh; nine great grandchildren and one on the way; her sister, Dorothy (& Dominic) Romano of Oskaloosa; two brothers, Mike Finken of New Jersey and Anthony Finken; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson in infancy; a sister in law, Gabriel Finken; two brothers, Joe Finken and Charles Finken; two sisters in infancy; and an aunt, Theresa Couch.

As was Diana’s wish her body has been cremated. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend John Spiegel officiating.
The family will be present at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. to greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Diana Reddy please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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