Ada Dimond

July 20, 1922December 17, 2013
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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


  • Visitation Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Connie Evans

December 22, 2013

Ada was a jewel and will be missed. What a wonderful, fun generation that was - they knew how to work hard and they new how to have a good time. The selection of pictures brought back a flood of great memories, thank you for sharing.
Connie Bigliazzi Evans

The Schaber Family

December 21, 2013

It was wonderful living next to such a grand and independent lady. I will always remember how she taught me to make "tortellini", spoiled us with her sweet treats, and kept a watchful eye on our street! After years of giving and loving, may heaven reward you with a peaceful rest.

December 20, 2013

Dear Jeremy and family,
Please accept our sympathy at the loss of your grandmother. She was always so friendly with you guys in the neighborhood. Please give our best to your mom.
Joe and Katie Hagemann and family

sharon stanard

December 20, 2013

I was a neighbor of Ada, Jim, & Dennis on Florence Ct. in Peoria. We "grew up" together.
Ada was so energetic, full of life and had a great interest in everyone.
She was very special.
Sharon Park Stanard

Sonya Burke

December 19, 2013

RIP and thank you for touching the life of my friend, Stephanie, and helping to shape her into the person she is today!

December 19, 2013

May Angels escort you to the Gates of Heaven and the miracle of Eternal life be yours -- Prayers for your loved ones especially your Granddaughter Stephanie -- Peace- RD

Stephanie Bridgeman

December 19, 2013

Nonna,I can't believe the news I got today. I will carry you in my heart forever. Thank you for all you've done for me and my mom. You made my childhood amazing. When I look to the sky and see a twinkling star or a few together I'll know that you found your way home. I will miss you so much! I hope you know how much I loved you.

Sharon Teske (Bridgeman)

December 19, 2013

Ada was a great neighbor and friend for many years. So glad we visited with her last winter on our way to Florida. See loved meeting my new husband "Dennis". I will miss her calls and cards and pictures of her great granddaughters. I will miss her dearly. "I LOVE YOU,ADA" Sharon