Diana F. Galyen

November 29, 2023 at 1:54 p.m.


Diana F. Galyen, age 78, of Brookville,died Monday, November 20, 2023 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio following a brief illness.

Born April 17, 1945 in Batesville, she was the daughter of the late Chester John and Mary Esther (Wolber) Bommer.  On June 1, 1969 she was united in marriage to Ronald W. Galyen, and he survives.

Mrs. Galyen was retired, having taught school for over 35 years, with the last several years of her career teaching special needs pre school.

She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville, where she had served on Church Council, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the WELCA, and the church choir; she was a member of the Franklin County Extension Homemakers Club, the Brookville Womens Club, Hoosier Recreation Workshop, and was a Mini 4-H club leader.

In her leisure time she enjoyed her grandchildren, especially helping them with their 4-H projects; as well as attending Heritage Festivals with her husband Ron, where she demonstrated making rag rugs.

Besides Ron, her loving husband of over 54 years; survivors include two children, Matt (Kristina) Galyen and Marty (Laura) Galyen all of Brookville; seven grandchildren, Ariel (Tanner) Smith, Kayla Galyen, Amber Galyen, Shaden Galyen, Chet Galyen, Branson Galyen, Steeley Galyen, foster grandson, Jamison Turnbloom; two great-grandchildren, Parker Smith and Teagan Smith; two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Bommer of Indianapolis and Roger (Julie) Bommer of Brookville; also her Swedish son, former exchange student, Beggi (Paulina) Helgason, and their children, David and Alicia of Sweden, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mary Bommer, her in laws, Harold and Martha Galyen, as well as a grandson, Chance Galyen.

Family and friends visited on Friday, November 24, 2023 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.

Rev. Dan Forehand and Rev. David Haarmeyer officiated the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.  Burial followed in Springfield Cemetery in Bath.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to St. Thomas Lutheran Church or the Chester & Mary Bommer Scholarship through the Franklin County Community Foundation. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Galyen family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences, please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.

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Diana F. Galyen, age 78, of Brookville,died Monday, November 20, 2023 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio following a brief illness.

Born April 17, 1945 in Batesville, she was the daughter of the late Chester John and Mary Esther (Wolber) Bommer.  On June 1, 1969 she was united in marriage to Ronald W. Galyen, and he survives.

Mrs. Galyen was retired, having taught school for over 35 years, with the last several years of her career teaching special needs pre school.

She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville, where she had served on Church Council, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the WELCA, and the church choir; she was a member of the Franklin County Extension Homemakers Club, the Brookville Womens Club, Hoosier Recreation Workshop, and was a Mini 4-H club leader.

In her leisure time she enjoyed her grandchildren, especially helping them with their 4-H projects; as well as attending Heritage Festivals with her husband Ron, where she demonstrated making rag rugs.

Besides Ron, her loving husband of over 54 years; survivors include two children, Matt (Kristina) Galyen and Marty (Laura) Galyen all of Brookville; seven grandchildren, Ariel (Tanner) Smith, Kayla Galyen, Amber Galyen, Shaden Galyen, Chet Galyen, Branson Galyen, Steeley Galyen, foster grandson, Jamison Turnbloom; two great-grandchildren, Parker Smith and Teagan Smith; two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Bommer of Indianapolis and Roger (Julie) Bommer of Brookville; also her Swedish son, former exchange student, Beggi (Paulina) Helgason, and their children, David and Alicia of Sweden, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mary Bommer, her in laws, Harold and Martha Galyen, as well as a grandson, Chance Galyen.

Family and friends visited on Friday, November 24, 2023 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.

Rev. Dan Forehand and Rev. David Haarmeyer officiated the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.  Burial followed in Springfield Cemetery in Bath.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to St. Thomas Lutheran Church or the Chester & Mary Bommer Scholarship through the Franklin County Community Foundation. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Galyen family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences, please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.

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