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Mrs. Diane S. (Bastian) Early

March 12, 1947 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 72)

Diane S. Early, 72, of Galesburg, died at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Heartland Health Care Center.

She was born March 12, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Aldrich and Minerva (Alexander) Bastian.  

She is survived by a son, Steven Early of Bloomington, Illinois; five siblings, Barbara (Dorance) Drake of Galesburg, Marlene DiMeo of Philadelphia, Elaine (George) Govatos of Charleston, Maryland, Ron (Margaret) Bastian of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, and Joyce Rauer of Conway, South Carolina; three grandchildren, MacKenzie, Jordan, and Brooklynn; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was raised and educated in Philadelphia, where she graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1965.  Diane was a bank teller for over 30 years.  After moving to Galesburg over 40 years ago, she worked at several Galesburg area banks, finishing her career at Gale Credit Union.  She was a former member of First Church of the Nazarene.  

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel with Father Andy Ainley officiating.  Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be made at

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