MAYSVILLE -- On Nov. 23 at 2 a.m. Diana Darlene Smith Boyd peacefully left her worldly home to be with her Lord and Savior.
Darlene was surrounded by her family and friends who supported her over the last 2 months after battling a short illness.
Darlene was reunited with her husband, Danny Lee Boyd, whom she married Nov. 25, 1969. She was also preceding death by her parents Chester and Lorene Smith.
Darlene was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church, where she was an active member of the choir and played the piano for over 50 years. Darlene was very grateful for all her friendships. Everyone called Darlene either “Dee” or “Nanny.'
Darlene was a substitute for Mason County Preschool where she developed many lifelong friendships who have been faithful friends that visited with her often. Darlene leaves a special place in so many hearts due to her love for others as well as her patience with children.
Darlene leaves behind three daughters, Holly Black of Maysville, Danni Lynn Studebaker of West Union, Valerie (Larry) Dunaway of Maysville. Her grandchildren are her pride and joy.
Amber Mason, Brittany (Alazion) Harrison, Chad Studebaker, Kaylee (Don) Mackey, Cody Studebaker, Colton Studebaker, Caleb Boyd, Christopher, Leevi, Chandler and Jarrod Dunaway. Darlene also has 10 great-grand kids who bring her even more joy. Darlene is also survived by her sister Sharon (Butch) Thomas of Mt. Olivet, a niece, Shannon (David) Allison; an aunt and uncle, Howard and Alice Stewart of Aberdeen, Ohio. She also leaves a special friend of 50 years, Velma Butler of Maysville.
Darlene enjoyed being outdoors, especially sitting on her swing in her front yard. She enjoyed her grandchildren sporting events and was one of their biggest fans. She loved music and had a heart of gold. She enjoyed eating out with her “Clan” and having get-togethers.
She leaves a legacy over the years of her love. She had such a sweet gentle spirit and always put her family and friends over her own.
She will be missed by so many Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Building Fund, Gideons International or Hospice of Hope.
Services of Darlene will be held at Central Baptist Church, with visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2017, with funeral services on Nov. 28, 2017, at 11 a.m.
Her final resting place will be in the Maysville Cemetery next to her beloved husband. Pallbearers will be Chad, Colton and Cody Studebaker, Christopher, Leevi, and Chandler Dunaway. Honorary Pallbearers will be Caleb Boyd, Jarrod Dunaway and Scottie Muse.
The arrangements are entrusted to the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home.