MANSFIELD: Dianne Osgood, 82, of Mansfield, a wife of noble character, started her days with fierce loyalty to her family and endless compassion for everyone. The joy of her heart was to be “mom” to her 5 daughters, “Bammy” to her 13 grandchildren and “Bammy the Great” to her great-granddaughter, all of whom surrounded her when she did. the peaceful transition to his heavenly home on July 21. , 2021.
A faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, Dianne was born on May 22, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caradog and Dorothea (Crockett) Lewis. At the age of 6, Dianne lost her mother to cancer, after which she and her brothers were lovingly nourished by Caradog and Florence Lewis.
After graduating from Brush High School and attending business school, Dianne met Richard Osgood on a blind date at a bowling alley and “it was a strike!” The two were married the following year on June 1, 1963 and together raised 5 daughters, served their church and community. They have taken a myriad of road trips with their daughters and grandchildren, from California to Florida and northern Canada with countless memories to cherish. Additionally, Dianne and Dick enjoyed international travel with one of Dianne’s most treasured destinations being Wales, where she followed in her father’s childhood footsteps.
As a mother and housewife, Dianne has invested and sacrificed herself for her children and her husband. She worked all night doing household chores to maximize time spent with her family during waking hours. She made ‘made-to-measure breakfasts’ every morning and always had a meal to offer to anyone who entered her home at any time. At every opportunity, she volunteered to support the education, special interests and athletic endeavors of her daughters. His fun qualities and quick wit were often on display while playing games with his family and friends. Bammy’s gentle hands kicked off family traditions of making homemade applesauce, gingerbread houses, cherry pies, and a host of other favorites shared at family gatherings.
Dianne was a prayer warrior and her love for Christ was the driving force behind her ability to tirelessly serve others. Endowed with the spiritual gift of charity, Dianne was drawn to the less fortunate and the spiritually lost. For countless years she was a Sunday School teacher, volunteered at the Youth for Christ Teen Center, served in various roles with the Salvation Army, participated in several mission trips to Haiti and hosted a Bible study at her home for over 25 years. Dianne’s presence has always been appreciated. Her compassion flowed effortlessly and her kind words and loving hugs always created a safe space for those who needed it most.
As the matriarch of her family, Dianne leaves a legacy of unconditional love, divine wisdom, and service for her kingdom that has powerfully influenced and will continue to span generations. Her children still have her, and always will call her, blessed.
She is survived by her daughter Dana (Jay) Byrd of Ontario and their children Allison (Joshua and their daughter Ella), Jacob, Seth and Elizabeth; daughter Susan (Jeff) Winnett of Atlanta, GA and their children Caroline, Joshua and Jordan; daughter Kristi (Brad) Pfau of Granville and their children Maria, Timothy, Matthew, Andrew and Samuel; daughter Beth (Shawn) Masterson of Cincinnati and their daughter Margaret; and his daughter Deanne “PI” Osgood of Mansfield. Dianne’s lifelong friend Sandra Berry, who was like a sister to her, also survives.
In addition to her parents, Dianne was predeceased by her beloved husband Richard Osgood and brothers Crad and Robert Lewis.
A memorial visit will take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary of Berean Baptist Church (2145 Middle Bellville Rd in Mansfield) where a memorial service celebrating Dianne’s life will begin at 12:00 p.m. Pm Barry Lawrence, Dianne’s dear friend, will be speaking, and a private funeral will be held at Mansfield Memorial Park. Contributions in Dianne’s memory to the Salvation Army can be made in service or mailed to: Salvation Army, 47 South Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902.
We, the family, would like to especially thank the staff at The Waterford, Lisa Emerson and Southern Care Hospice for the exceptional care of our mother and Bammy.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dianne’s family and encourages you to share a memory with them and watch her tribute video on SnyderFuneralHomes.com.