Ada Dimond, 91, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born July 20, 1922, in Farmington, IL, to Giovanni and Domenica (Valentini) Agnoletti, immigrants from Cesa, Toscana, Italy in 1912. Ada married James W. Dimond on November 6, 1943, in Peoria. He died September 7, 1988 in Peoria.
Ada was also preceded in death by her son, Dennis J. Dimond; one sister, Minnie Haines; and two brothers, Leno "Twitter" Agnoletti and Aldo "Fizz" Agnoletti, her twin brother.
She is survived by her grandson Jeremy (Jody) Dimond of Bolingbrook, IL; four great-granddaughters, Sophia, Abigail, Maya, and Caroline Dimond of Bolingbrook; one sister, Bruna Verardo of Farmington; and numerous nieces and nephews. She especially appreciated her nephew, Larry Verardo of Glasford, IL, who watched over her in her later years after the death of her son, Dennis.
She lived in Peoria for nearly 60 years, except for four years from 1961-64, when her husband, Jim, helped set up Caterpillar's plant in Grenoble, France. She and Jim were active in the American Legion Post in Farmington and in the Caterpillar Retirees Club. She was a member of the Farmington Women of the Moose. In Peoria, she worked at Caterpiller during World War II, as a cashier at several grocery stores, and as a volunteer for 17 years at St. Francis Medical Center.
She was a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, and a generous and faithful friend to many. She loved cooking, bowling, playing cards, and spoiling her four great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday December 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, 2408 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.
Entombment will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Living Hope Community Church, 6116 W. Lancaster Road, Bartonville, IL, 61607; phone number 309-633-0028.
Please view Ada's obituary online at www.Woolsey-Wilton.com