Diane Lynn DeLoach, 58, Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at her residence with family by her side.
She was a native of Richwood, W.Va., and had lived in Elizabethton for the past 39 years.
Diane was an employee of Crown Laboratories, Johnson City. She was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and the Young at Heart Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Kenneth M. DeLoach; a daughter, Shanna Roark, Telford; two step-children, Bryan DeLoach and wife,Dawn, Gray, and Donna DeLoach, Elizabethton; her parents,Virgil “Buck” and Helen Blankenship Weese, Johnson City; three sisters, Lou Ann Bennett and husband, Calvin, Jonesborough, Kimberly Hayes, Jonesborough, and Mari Campbell and husband, Chris, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida; two brothers, Richard Weese and wife, Sara, Greeneville, and Gary Weese and wife, Carla , Jonesborough; five grandchildren, Gavin Roark, Gage DeLoach, Lola DeLoach, Harleigh DeLoach and Kendal DeLoach
Several nieces and nephews also survive in addition to her brothers and sisters-in-law, Victor and Judy DeLoach, Elizabethton, Dorothy and Dennis Cooper, Athens, Tenn., and Juanita and David Hicks, Johnson City.
A service to celebrate the life of Diane DeLoach will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 6, at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Johnson and the Rev. Mark Potter officiating. The eulogy will be given by Jackie Matheson. Music will be provided by The Praise Choir of the church, Jim Matheson, Teresa McKinney, Rusty Pippin, Robin Montgomery and Loren Harris Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church at 6:50 p.m. Sunday and also at Memorial Funeral Chapel at 10:20 a.m. Monday, will be Jerrod Bennett, Spenser Weese, Kyle Weese, Seth Weese, Bryan DeLoach, Vic DeLoach, Joseph Taylor, Stacy Whitson and Russell Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be The Young at Heart Sunday School Class, Richard “Dick” Fair, Adam Reeser, Ken Nave and other neighbors. To those who prefer memorials may be made in memory of Diane to the Young at Heart Sunday School Class in care of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, 1503 Riverview Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the DeLoach family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.