Diane Elizabeth Nies

December 9, 1954March 9, 2018

On March 9, 2018, Diane E. Nies (nee Ashburn); beloved wife of William J. Nies; devoted mother of Jason A. Nies and wife Jessica and Adam J. Nies; loving grandmother of Kendall E. and Liam X. Nies; dear sister of Shirley Clark.

Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Wednesday & Thursday, March 14 & 15, 2018, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with a visitation from 10:30-11:00 a.m. @ Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4301 Raspe Ave. Baltimore MD 21206. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium MD 21093.


  • William J. Nies, Husband
  • Jason A. Nies & wife Jessica, Son
  • Adam J. Nies, Son
  • Kendall E. Nies, Granddaughter
  • Liam X. Nies, Grandson
  • Shirley Clark, Sister

  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018

Diane Elizabeth Nies

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Diana & Larry Ryan

March 15, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to you Bill & your family. Thinking of you during this time of sadness.

Paul and Cathy Travers

March 14, 2018

To Bill and Family,

The world has lost a beautiful person, and we are grateful to be left with the most beautiful memories of Diane. Her smiling face will live in our hearts forever to shine in our darkest moments. And what a beautiful legacy it is. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Paul and Cathy Travers

Linda & Frank Kujawa

March 14, 2018

Billy and Family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May she rest in peace.

Linda & Frank

Tammy and Jim Via

March 13, 2018

Dear Bill and Family,
we are very sorry to hear of Diane's passing. We have many fond memories. May God bring you peace and may Diane's eternal light always shine upon you.

Our deepest sympathy,
Tammy and Jim Via

Tammy Scott

March 13, 2018

Bill, Jason, Adam & family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Diane on Friday. We have some great memories of a great woman. May she Rest In Peace and thank God she is no longer suffering from that horrible disease. You will be missed very much Diane. RIP my friend.

Tammy, Mark, Mark Jr. & Alex

Mike & Donna Niederhauser

March 12, 2018

It was with great sadness that we received the news of Diane's passing. Diane is one of the nicest & sweetest people that I've had the pleasure to have ever known! My sincere condolences go out to our dear friend, Billy and sons, Jason & Adam as well as the entire Nies and Ashburn families. God bless you all.
Rest easy In Peace, Diane

Barbara Dileonardi

March 12, 2018

Dear Smiley,Fun,giving friend, We had so many fun and good memories of dinners with friends,Happy hours at Elmwood. Lets not forget my karaoke singing and walking buddy. So much good fun and times on vacations and times at The Resort Hon ! The memories are flooding my mind. You will be missed for sure. You my dear friend you are now in peace. Always a smile and and a Teeee heee heeee ! All my Love and prayers to Bill and family. Barbara

Barb Roberts

March 10, 2018

May God wrap his loving arms around Bill and family during this time of sorrow. May Diane rest in peace and be free of the horrible disease that had her hostage for years. Sending hugs and prayers.

Billy and Barb Roberts