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Diane M. Leeds

August 4th, 1947 - May 28th, 2018

06/05/2018 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Queen of Peace Catholic Church
2550 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013
Funeral Service: 
06/05/2018 at 11:00 AM
Queen of Peace Catholic Church
2550 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013


Diane M. Leeds, age 70 of Hamilton, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Monday, May 28, 2018 after a long heroic battle with ovarian cancer. Diane was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 4, 1947 to Alfred Engler and Martha Ott Engler. Diane grew up in Mount Airy and attended Little Flower Parish. She graduated from McAuley High School and The University of Cincinnati. Diane married William Leeds on June 5, 1971 in Cincinnati, Oh. She retired from P&G and Talawanda School District. Diane enjoyed swimming, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Diane was a long time active member of Queen of Peace Parish. She got her courage and strength from her family and faith.  

Diane is survived by her husband, William Leeds; children, Joseph Leeds, Craig Leeds, Laura (Richard) Davis; grandchildren, Hayden, Sadie and Hank; mother, Martha Engler; siblings, Rosemary (Michael) Kilday, Fred Engler, Linda (Jim) Hanson, and Steve (Mary) Engler; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Diane was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Engler. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2550 Millville Ave., Hamilton, Ohio, on Tuesday, June  5, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Fr. James Wedig officiating.  Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June  5, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, PO Box 42277, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. The family would like thank Dr. Crane, Dr. Wrenn, Dr. Lang, Stephanie Herro CNP, and all the nurses and staff at OHC and Mercy Hospital Fairfield.

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Bob Mitsuka

Bill, Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family

Carole Sens

Diane was a blessing to all she met, I will always be thankful for her friendship. I pray our Lord will comfort you all.

David DeLong

To Bill, Joey, Craig, and Laura I'm so sorry for your loss. She always made me feel like a member of the family. Her faith and kindness will not be forgotten.

Jean Studebaker

Bill and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Diane at one of the 1041st reunions and we hit it off immediately. She was a really sweet and genuine person. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the service, but please know that you are all in my prayers. With blessings and love, Jean Studebaker

John Griffith

My deepest condolences to you Bill and your family. Diane was a beautiful caring and gracious person. She will be greatly missed by her Ten Forty First family

John Owings & Family

Our thoughts & Prayers are with you & family. God Bless.

Larry Wallace

Our sincere condolences to the Leeds Family.

Mike&Judy Burbey

Bill our prayers go out to you and your family. Gods Blessings

Nancy Toerner

Diane was so concerned with my recovery after I had cancer 10 years ago - always asked how I felt that day. Whenever I needed help with CCD or Queen of Peace festival, Diane would always answer the call. We were fellow McAuleyans and then worked at P&G in same building. She was such a caring person - the world was a better place because of Diane.

Robert & Kweta Bigelow

Our heart felt condolences Bill and family our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron Glasscock

Bill, thoughts are with you and yours, grieve but remember the good times you all had together. Ron

Sandy Yee

Bill and family I am so sorry to hear about Diane’s passing. I was so shocked as I didn’t know she was I’ll. I just found out the news today from my sister who asked me if I was friends with Diane, and I said yes and told me the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.