Diane L. Roushey Jones, 61, of the Honey Pot section of Nanticoke passed away Thursday April 2, 2020 at Residential Hospice in-patient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born and raised in Wanamie, she was one of nine children of the late George and Arlene Harris Roushey. She graduated from John S. Fine High School, class of 1977 and received her training to become licensed in cosmetology from Wilkes-Barre Vocational Technical School.
Diane was employed at A. Rifkin Company, Hanover Township from 1980 until 1990, and later at Luzerne County Community College on the custodial staff for thirty years until her illness was diagnosed in February of 2020.
Some of the things Diane liked were: bowling, softball, playing volleyball with her granddaughter, power tools, painting, cleaning and baking all kinds of things, especially pumpkin pie. She loved going to the casinos, beaches and cruises and most of all, “hanging out” with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Roushey and a sister Geraldine Rinehamer.
Surviving is her husband, Richard (Rick) Jones with whom she would have celebrated 44 years of marriage on July 24th; daughters, Amy Wood and husband (Steven) of Hanover Township and Jennifer Duda and husband (Michael) of Mocanaqua; a granddaughter, Alexis Duda; siblings, Esther Fick, of Wilkes-Barre, George Roushey and wife, Cindy of Wanamie, John Roushey of Nanticoke, Mary Ann Bloom and husband Rick of Shickshinny, Nelson Roushey and wife, Linda of Nanticoke and Leah Gower and husband Michael of Nanticoke as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her little dog, Cocoa that she rescued.
A memorial service and interment will be scheduled for a later date and will be announced.
A Memorial service will be held at a future date and will be announced