Diane (Diffenderfer) Williams, 63, of Bensalem, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9th at her residence.
Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Harold R. and Jane (Bitting) Diffenderfer.
Diane succumbed to complications of lupus from which she suffered all of her adult life. She would have been 64 on Dec. 10th. In an effort to give back the community, she started a foundation which served lupus patients. She was a gifted singer and for several years traveled and sang with the Fred Waring Singers. She was a sought after voice in several church choirs throughout the years. Diane was a member of Eddington Presbyterian Church in Bensalem and a former member of Shenkel UCC Church in Pottstown.
She is survived by her long-time and loving companion Thomas Penn, with whom she resided in Bensalem; her sister Joan Seward, wife of Steven A. Seward, VMD, of Pottstown; nieces Lauren Seward of Chicago, Devon Dautrich, wife of Christopher, of West Norriton and Courtney Diffenderfer of Fleetwood; nephew Kyle Diffenderfer, husband of Jill, of Boyertown; great nephew Tyler and great niece Jordyn Diffenderfer. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Gary Diffenderfer.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. George Brecht officiating. Burial will follow in Shenkel UCC Church Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s name to the Lupus Foundation of America, Phila. Tri-State Chapter, 500 Old York Road, Suite 110, Jenkintown, PA 19046; 215-517-8483