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Dianna J. Knisley

April 15, 1948 — January 23, 2024


Dianna J. Knisley, 75, of Greenfield, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 10:30 am in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born on Thursday, April 15, 1948 in Greenfield, a daughter of the late Gerald and Juanita McCabe Kirsch. She married Joseph Charles Knisley on May 23, 2012, and he preceded her in death on August 18, 2017.

She is survived by her four children, Kim (Jerry) Allen of Greenfield, Dion (Kathy) Poole of Lyndon, Dwayne Poole and Angel Northrup both of Greenfield, her nine grandchildren, Chasitity Penwell, Brandon Poole, Josh Poole, Bradley Brunner, Jerry "BJ" Allen, III, Kelsey Lynn Nicole Allen, Jackie Harmon, Gabbie Oiler and Jaelyn Northrup and her eleven great grandchildren. Dianna is also survived by her half-sister, Sandy, her brother, Robert "Bob' Kirsch, of Greenfield her half-brother, Frank Washburn of Greenfield. She was preceded in death by grandparents who raised her; Gabe and Chloe Kirsch, her stepmother, Virginia "Ginny" Kirsch, her half-sister; Allie, half-brothers; Jeff and Denny Kirsch and a special sister-in-law; Cathy Kirsch.

Dianna had worked at Collins Packing Co and Micro Warehouse in Wilmington. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. At Christmas time, Dianna always was the best Santa Claus to her grandchildren. She loved eating out and her favoirite eating place was Road House Steak House. Dianna spent her leisure time watching movies and listening to Jimmy Swaggert.

A funeral service for Dianna will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30 2024, at the ANDERSON-EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Greenfield, with Pastor Roger Newkirk officiating. Following the funeral, she will be laid to rest in Greenfield Cemetery. Family and friends will gather on Monday for a time of visitation at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Those who wish to share a memory of Dianna and sign her online register may do so at

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Monday, January 29, 2024

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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