Linda "Diane" Gosnell-Lieber

July 4, 1958 - October 3, 2016
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Linda “Diane” Gosnell-Lieber, 58, of Belvidere, passed away, Monday, October 03, 2016 in her home following a long illness. She was born July 4, 1958 in Hammond, IN, daughter of James E. and Betty (Gilland) Gosnell. She was a graduate of Belvidere High School, Class of 1976. She was employed by Warner Electric of Marengo and MTE of Rockford. Diane married Walter Lieber on December 27, 2008 in Belvidere, IL. She loved riding motorcycles, playing softball, going to the casino, and gardening. Most of all, she loved spending time with her granddaughter, Devan and her 2 cats. Diane was a huge supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and Boone County Vets.

Diane is loved and missed by her husband, Walter; mother, Betty Gosnell; daughters, Jacqueline Lieber, Rachel (Robert) Palin, and Patricia Lieber; grandchildren, Devan Gosnell, Paige LaGrene, Kristin Nichols, Carolyn Sue Roberts; great-grandchildren, Colt White, Olivia Nichols, Shawnna White, and Samuel White; brother, Jay Gosnell; daughter-in-law, Jaclin Gosnell, aunts, Eunav Wilcox and Alice Shelton; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Jenny Drake, Kathy Blair and Linda Decker. Diane is preceded in death by her beloved son and hero, James “Jimmy” Gosnell, and father, James E. Gosnell.

A special thank you to family and friends who have provided love and support, as well as OSF Hospital and OSF Hospice for your compassionate care.

Per Diane’s request, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be a celebration of life at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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Per Diane’s request, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be a celebration of life at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit


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Born: July 4, 1958
Died: October 3, 2016

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Linda Decker posted on 8/13/17

I Miss you my friend!


Pat Adkins posted on 10/4/16

You were a special friend. You always had a side to you that made people feel special who were your friends! I"m glad you"re not suffering anymore. Will miss you.


Ron Walling, friend of Robert Palin & Rachel Lieber-Palin posted on 10/4/16

I send my condolences. May God bless you and keep your family strong during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


James Lamont Sr Family posted on 10/4/16

Mrs. Gosnell, We are saddened to hear of Diane's passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and the entire family during this difficult time. The Jim Lamont Sr family


Ralph & Kathy Hatcher posted on 10/4/16

Kathy and I offer our prayers and sympathy. Diane was always friendly and kind to us


Sandy and Dale Lieber posted on 10/5/16

Our thoughts and prayers are with Walt and family. Diane will be missed by many,


Brenda & Steven McElroy posted on 10/5/16

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Diane will remain in our hearts forever.


Patricia Ward posted on 10/5/16

Aunt Betty, Jay and family, I am so sorry to hear about Diane. I am sending my prayers and ask God to hold and comfort you in this time of sorrow. I love you.


Kristine Tarrant Grooms and Jack Grooms posted on 10/7/16

We were so saddened with the news of Diane (Mabel) passing away. She will always be in our hearts. Even though we did not see her for quite some time, we had some great memories. She was a good person and we were happy to be part of her life. We had many good times over the years. Jack misses her red beans and rice made Southern Style! We worked together at Warner Electric and I played softball with her over the years. I wish I would of been able to say good bye to her and let her know that she was a class act and special friend to us. Will miss her big hugs. I know Kathy and Linda will miss her too and hope they will find the strength to get through this . We wish the family our condolences. She will be happy to see Jimmy once again.


Betty & Gary Blatchford and Families posted on 10/7/16

From our family to yours, our deepest sympathies to all. Diane was family, before she was truly family. Rest In Peace!


Janet Shelton Proctor posted on 10/16/16

Diane we grew up together as cousins and have had many wonderful times with our parents and families. Not only is your beloved Son Jimmy a "Hero" along with your Dad too:) I consider you my "Hero" and I will miss you and love you and our memories forever. Be at peace my Cuz and no more pain. Your Cuz Janet


Ann Ryan posted on 10/4/16

So sorry for your loss


Ann Ryan posted on 10/4/16

Sorry for your loss


Lorna Niles posted on 10/3/16

Miss Diane...I so recently found you're an angel! You always were, ya know! Prayers to your family...Walter, your daughters, Mrs. Gosnell n Jay...Thank you for being my friend since 7th grade! So grateful to have been able to visit with you n tell u I loved u. You n Jimmy keep n eye on everybody now. Fly high, Sweet Lady!


Margaret Schultz posted on 10/3/16

My deepest sympathy to all the family.


Lisa Cutshall Shelton & Stevie Shelton (Hot Springs, NC) posted on 10/3/16

Betty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I never got to meet Diane in person but enjoyed the times talking to her online; getting to know my cousin was a happy time that I will remember. I pray for comfort and peace to you.


Sue Davis posted on 10/4/16

To the family of Diane Gosnell Leiber, my heart goes out to each and everyone of the family members. Thoughts & prayers going good out for all of you at this time of deep sorrow.Hugs to you all.


Kelly Fowler posted on 10/4/16

Diane was a dear friend, I loved her we work together and shared alot of things together me and her hit it off right away at TDS Automotive she was a friend that I could count on for anything, no matter how big or small it was she would be there if all possible to see me through it. I'm going to miss her very much so even though through the last few years we didn't see each other too much we still found time to yell at each other off and on through our phones or on Facebook but I know my Freind was going through alot of medical problems and I know she is with her boy and her dad and all the others up there in heaven now and is no longer suffering I'm going to miss her very much R.I.P. my Freind I'm going to miss you greatly and all I can say is kiss my boy for me Diane love and miss ya my Freind.


Kelly Fowler posted on 10/4/16

A very loving and caring person who will be missed dearly .R.I.P.


Dawn R Farr posted on 10/4/16

I remember when Diane got married the 1st time, standing on mom and dads porch,her husbands pants fell down.


Stanley Zabel posted on 10/4/16

A dear friend, you will be missed


Bill & Tammy Adkins posted on 10/4/16

Our deepest sympathy at this time for your loss.


Sally Paugels posted on 10/4/16

Diane was a wonderful person to know. Diane and my daughter Jan were great friends. She will be greatly missed by many. God grant you comfort and peace.


Kris (EZ) Conkle posted on 10/3/16

Mabel, as I lovingly knew her as, blessed me with the nickname EZ. She was a great and wonderful person and will be truly missed.. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time.