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Diane Mounts

In Loving Memory

Mounts, Diane M. (nee Cissi)

May 30, 1955 - April 24, 2024

Diane Marie Mounts (nee Cissi) was born on May 30, 1955 to Alex and Marie (nee Pisani) Cissi in St. Louis, MO and was Baptised into the hope of Christ’s Resurrection on Wednesday, April 24 at the age of 68.

Loving wife of 41 years to James Mounts. Dear mother of Laura Mounts (Christian Bahn), Julie (Patrick) Robert, and Jimmy (Serena) Mounts. Loving grandmother of Christian, Logan, Benjamin, and Charlotte Robert, Luca, Ishani, and Remi Mounts. Dear sister of the late Denise (Ray) Haddock, Michael (the late Jayne) Cissi, Alex (Mary) Cissi, Susan (Jim) Tesson, the late Robert Cissi, David (Terri) Cissi, and Thomas Cissi. Dear sister-in-law of Jennifer Cissi; Our dear aunt, godmother, niece, cousin, and friend to many.

Diane worked at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University as the assistant to the dean for 25 years. She also was a devoted volleyball coach, coaching girls aged 13 and under for 20 years, winning two national championships. But her greatest love was her family. She was a selfless presence whose energy never waned, giving all of herself to her family. She will be fondly remembered for her laughter, the love and joy she brought to everything she did, and her kindness and empathy she showed everyone! Her joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and helping her children in any way she could.

SERVICES: VISITATION will be at the Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123 on Wednesday, May 1st from 4:00-8:00 pm. MASS at 10:00am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave on Thursday, May 2nd. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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22 thoughts on “Mounts, Diane M. (nee Cissi)”

  1. I’m sad to know of Diane’s passing, but grateful for the guidance and support she provided during my time as a dean and professor in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University. My condolences to Jim and the family.

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  2. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Jim and the entire family. Diane was such a kind, thoughtful, generous, and joyful person. She served my office as Dean of the Sam Fox School and before that, 4 deans in the College of Art over 25 years at WashU. She had a positive impact on the entire culture of the school and always loved to shared stories about her family, kids, and grandkids as well as her about coaching the girls. Diane was awesome in every way. I know she will be profoundly missed. Sincerely Carmon

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  3. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Jim and the entire family. Diane was such a kind, thoughtful, generous, and joyful person. She served my office as Dean of the Sam Fox School and before that, 4 deans in the College of Art over 25 years at WashU. She had a positive impact on the entire culture of the school and always loved to shared stories about her family, kids, and grandkids as well as her about coaching the girls. Diane was awesome in every way. I know she will be profoundly missed.

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  4. My heart is broken Diane was a wonderful person I enjoyed playing volleyball with her for many years. I will never forget her beautiful smile. Sending my deepest sympathies. Chris Cooke Chibnall

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  5. I unfortunately did not get to know Diane much but have the blessing to know her son Jim. I went to Bishop Dubourg with him as well as a year or so at SEMO. He has been a wonderful friend and a constant source of laughter and light heartedness. I can always count on him and his wonderful character no doubt stems from his mom. Thank you Diane for raising him! You will be missed.

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  6. So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person my deepest sympathy prayers for the Family
    Paula Haar and Haar Family

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  7. My friend in volleyball for man years at Salvation Army
    We played on teams together with our friends
    You err a very happy, giving and a friend I always looked forward to seeing
    Rest well my friend
    To Jim and the children I wish peace and blessings
    Debbie from Salvation Army

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  8. We played volleyball teams together with our friends over the years at Salvation Army
    I always looked forward to seeing you
    You were a positive woman with your laughter, positivity and kindness
    I wish Jim and the children peace in this time of sorrow
    Rest well my friend
    Debbie from Salvation Army

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  9. Very sorry to hear this news of Diane’s passing. She was a grade school classmate and was also so humble, Diane was always smiling. We shared a lot of laughs at our last class reunion. Prayers to the entire Cissi family.

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  10. Our condolence goes out to the Mounts family to Jim, Laura, Julie and Jimmy . You are in our prayers. The Prendergast Family, John MaryLou Bridget Eddie Meghan 🙏🏻

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  11. My deepest sympathy to the Mounts and Cissi Families. Diane was an old highschool friend , class of 1973 St.Francis De Sales. She had a wonderful smile for everyone. May she rest in piece.

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  12. It just seems like yesterday that I first met Diane. Ever since we were 14 years old. She was beautiful inside and out. Even though we didn’t see each other often, with being busy with our children and family, we continued our friendship. I cherish that I was able to say my goodbyes to her and thankful I did. My sympathy to Jim, their children and the Cissi family. Diane you can now rest in peace. Love you my dear friend and will miss you.🌺

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  13. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Diane, was a very special person who will always be with us. Thank you, Diane, for your friendship. God bless you, Jim and the family.

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  14. My heartfelt condolences for Diane’s family. She was a true friend and great volleyball teammate in high school. Just know she is wrapped in God’s arms now. So blessed that she was part of my life.
    Prayers for all who mourn her.
    Cheryl (Gibbs) Johnson

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  15. It breaks my heart to hear this news! Diane was our daughter’s (Abby) volleyball coach. She was incredible and we have fabulous memories of her! She helped build an incredible program at CYC Select volleyball! Hugs and prayers to the family during this difficult time. We are so sorry. Diane was a blessing to us!

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  16. Jim our sincere condolences of the passing of Diane. May you find peace in knowing that she is now at rest.. Hugs & prayers to you and your family

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  17. Diane was my supervisor and good friend at the Sam Fox School. She was a great mentor and always smiling. She would make my children small gifts for the holidays that they loved and we still display the packaging during those holidays. I loved our conversations, hearing about her family and grandchildren. She will be so greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time.

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