Diane Manuell Lynch, 88, died at 12:30p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016, in her home surrounded by her family.  


She was born on March 18, 1928, in Coffeen, Illinois, the daughter of George and Lula (Redding) Manuell. She graduated from Taylorville High School, and Springfield Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a supervisor at Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Diane married Robert L. Lynch on June 3, 1951, at Taylorville United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on August 19, 2002.


Diane is survived by her 3 sons: James (Marsha) Lynch, Michael Lynch, William (Ann) Lynch; grandchildren: Nicholas, Matthew, and Collin Lynch, Lyndsey (Matt) McLaughlin, Jamie Lynch, Heidi (Travis) Boeser, Nicki Alexander; and 10 great grandchildren.


Along with her husband Robert, Diane was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.


A private family memorial service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to: Owaneco United Methodist Church, 101 N. Church Street, Owaneco, IL, 62555. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


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