Gussie R. Diggins

Rochester Cremation - Simple Cremation

Youngstown OH:  After a long illness, Gussie R. Diggins, 88, died on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, while visiting with her granddaughter in New York. Gussie was born on September 5, 1926 in Youngstown, OH to Jack and Johnnie Mae (Graham) Clinkscale. She lived in Youngstown for several years before moving to Huber Heights, OH. She returned to the area after the death of her husband.

Gussie is survived by her daughter-in-law and caretaker, Carol Clinkscale, of Youngstown, grandchildren, Harold Whatley of Youngstown, Angelique (Roman Jones) Clinkscale of Rochester, NY, Ernest (Nicole) Clinkscale of Columbus, OH, and a large extended family. Great-granddaughter Elissa Clinkscale was just welcomed to the family on July 24, 2014 in Columbus, OH. Gussie was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Diggins, of Huber Heights, OH, parents, Jack and Johnnie Mae (Graham) Clinkscale, son, Harold E. Clinkscale, and sisters Betty Burkes and Barbara Robbins, all of Youngstown, OH.

Gussie was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed watching ball games and reading her books (gossip magazines). She was a long time member of Union Baptist Church in Youngstown and Huber Heights First Baptist Church in Huber Heights. Gussie always wanted to look her best. On her last day with us she went to the salon to get her hair done. And she looked beautiful. Gussie will be missed by her family and many good friends in Huber Heights and Youngstown.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Austintown Senior Center located at 112 Westchester Dr, Austintown OH 44515.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 3569-2300,



1 Comment

  1. Laura on October 6, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Gussie with a smile. I loved her and she will be missed. Spent many hours at the house in Huber with her and Ernie. They were like a 2nd set of parents to me and grandparents to my kids. Gussie and I would sit on her bed, smoke cigarettes, and eat candy and watch basketball on TV. I just lost my mom in July and I know how hard it is. Please know your are all in my prayers. <3

    Love to all,

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