photo, Diane Ollen

Diane Joan Ollen, 87, died  September 1, 2018 in Elgin, Illinois.  She was born  January 26, 1931 in St. Charles, Illinois to John H. and Mildred Katheryn Simpson. Diane lived in St. Charles and Chicago as a child and attended St. Charles High School. She worked for Hawley & Dukane in St. Charles and later moved to Elgin.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, her brother; James Simpson, sister; Betty Jane Simpson, husband; Robert J. Ollen, ex-husband; Arthur B. Mapes and son; Gregory Scott Mapes, as well as several cousins and other relatives.

Diane  is survived by her only daughter, Alexis Paige Mapes of Elgin.

Diane’s Home Day Care opened thirty years ago. Five years ago it was incorporated as From Cradle to School, Inc. On August 19th, 2018 we celebrated our thirty year anniversary.

Diane was truly one of a kind with a heart of gold. Everyone loved her. Hearth, home, dogs and children were her passions. She was also a great cook and baker. Her hobbies included  watching vintage movies  on Turner Classic Movies. Hollywood stars of the Golden Era and musical scores from that period were her favorite.

We miss you Mama!


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