Mrs. Diane Whitehead, the widow of the late Rev. Edward Whitehead, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016. Rev. Whitehead served the Audenried-Jeanesville UM Church from Sept. 1, 2009, until his death on March 17, 2012. He was a lay supply pastor who became a licensed local pastor in the year of his death.
Mrs. Whitehead, 72, of Nesquehoning, Pa., worked at Maple Shade Meadows in Nesquehoning before retiring. She was an active member of Meed’s Memorial UM Church there.
Surviving her are three sons, Edward Jr., (and his wife, Cindy) and Walter; two daughters, Diane Schnell (and her husband Glenn), and Sherry Whitehead; a brother and three sisters; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren . She was also predeceased by a brother Allen Gillespie.
Mrs. Whitehead’s funeral service will be on Thursday, May 26, at 10 AM, at Meed’s Memorial UM Church, 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning. Online condolences can be offered at www.nalesnikfh.com. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Meed’s Memorial UM Church or to Audenried-Jeansville UM Church, c/o the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 W. Center St., Nesquehoning 18240.