Obituaries

Diana Rene Metz

June 30, 1964 - February 4, 2021

Diana Rene Metz, 56, of Batavia passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021.  She was born June 30, 1964 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of David and Donna (Peterson) Camren.  She was united in marriage to John Metz July 11, 1987 in Elwin, IL. 

A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandma, she was a strong, beautiful but humble person with a servant’s heart.  She always seemed to find those people who were on the margins or edges to befriend and care for, touching so many lives with a tender love.  Her smile and laugh brought light to whomever she was with.  Her love of her family and friends was a priceless gift.  Her quiet but firm faith in God and her Savior, Jesus Christ, showed in all she did, as she witnessed to all those around her with her actions much more than her words.  She loved serving in children’s ministries especially as a Sunday school teacher for many years at Batavia United Methodist Church (BUMC), as a children’s leader and board in Bible Study Fellowship than as a teacher with the Parent’s Day Out program at BUMC and at Gingercare Christian Academy Preschool.  She loved working in her yard, flowerbeds, and garden.  She also enjoyed hiking, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing most often with her family on vacations to numerous places.  One of her favorite places was western Michigan spending time there almost every summer with her husband and children on the beaches and picking blueberries.  She leaves behind a legacy of love of family, her Lord and others that will continue to resonate in the hearts of those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband John; three children Valerie (Dan) Clark, Danny Metz, and Edison Metz; two grandchildren, Camren and Darla Jean Clark; her parents David and Donna Camren; Deb (Tim) Anderson; two nephews Mike and Matt Anderson; a brother-in-law Greg (Jane) Metz, and three nieces Lauren (Nicholas) Landiak, and Elle (Tyler) Walters and Amanda (Sam) Owen; and nephew John Metz as well as her aunts, uncles, cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, February 8, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face covering is required, and we highly encourage physical distancing. We also advise against physical condolences. If you are experiencing any symptoms or are not feeling well, please refrain from visiting and express your sympathies to the family at a later time. Due to occupancy restrictions, be prepared to wait outside while others are paying their respects if occupancy becomes an issue.  Also, please keep your visit short to allow everyone to express their condolences.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the funeral service will be held private. Rev. Cynthia Anderson and Rev. Michael Stoner will officiate.  Graveside services and interment will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Decatur, IL. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Compassion International, www.compassion.com or WBGL Christian Radio, www.wbgl.org

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home, 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com

Guest Book

  • Joanie & Tony Basile We pray for comfort and solace for all of you. Diana has been an inspiration and a joy to so many people and will be greatly missed. So very very sorry.
  • Kathy Cole John, I'll be praying for you and your family, today. Praying for comfort for your family.
  • Thad and Judy Daniels John, Val, Danny, and Edison: We are deeply saddened to hear of Diana's passing. She always let her light shine. She will be remembered for her warm smile, servant heart and strong faith that she shared with all the lives she touched. May you find comfort in your fond memories and peace in our Heavenly Father's promise of eternal life.
  • Jim Douglas John and family, So sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. I will remember her for her amazing smile, quiet confidence and strong faith. She will be missed so much by so many. In all the things she pursued in this earthly life, she did them all well.
  • Becky Moorehead Hoag Diana lovingly gave so much to so many others. We are deeply saddened that her life has been cut so short. Our love to John and the family. May you find comfort in how many people she touched, and how admired and appreciated she has been.
  • Constance K Anderson I was so sad to hear of the passing of Diana. She was truly a kind and gentle soul that will be terribly missed by all that knew her. God bless her and may He help comfort her family during this difficult time.
  • Tom Parisi Our deepest condolences. Diana was such a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, neighbor and friend. Our family's hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time, and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
  • Cynthia White I am very sorry to hear of Diana's passing. I think I probably last saw Diana, John, and their children at a birthday/anniversary celebration for Ann and Stan Metz in Decatur. I drove down for the day with my mom Ruth and my aunt Jane. Those three sisters, Jane, Ann, and Ruth, were a force! John Metz was the youngest of the cousins, I think. My deepest condolences, John.c
  • Jamie Walker I am lost for words and don't know what to say that would make anyone feel better. My deepest sympathy goes out to John and the Family. Sending Peace and Blessings to everyone during this time.
  • Becky Groele Diana really was humble with a servant's heart! And she was a lot of fun. I loved talking to her about just about anything. She loved each one of her family dearly and had such nice things to say about all of you! We're praying for you, we loved Diana too! Love, Becky and Bob
  • Nancy Kopman My heart aches for the loss of Diana. I feel honored to have known her in the church and the community. She was a kind and generous person. I send my deepest sympathy to John, Diana’s children and family.
  • Irma Ryan I am so very sorry for your loss and hope your faith will offer you peace and comfort.
  • Mary Gordy Martin John, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! My heart aches for you and those who knew your wife. May God comfort them in this time of loss!
  • Scott and Dianna Metzler We are so very sorry for your loss and will be lifting your family up in prayer. We are making a donation to WBGL Christian Radio in Diana's honor.
  • Joseph & Lynn Faculak Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many.
  • Beverly Tierney Dear John and Family, So sorry to hear that Diana has passed away. She was a lovely person so kind and willing to help out where ever she could. Hope it helps you to know that others care about you and are thinking about you. With love , Bev Tierney
  • Anita Forte-Scott John, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Diana's passing. My heart goes out to you all during this sad time. May your happy memories of Diana carry you through this time of grieving. My thoughts and prayers are with you.