Diane Joyce Britt

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Diane Joyce Britt, age 66, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Grand Ledge.
Diane was born July 19, 1948, in Omer to Howard and Wilma (Bueschen) Britt. She graduated from Whittemore-Prescott High School as the class valedictorian in 1966. Diane attended Central Michigan University and graduated with her bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. She graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1983 and served as president of the Cooley Law School Alumni Association from 2005-2006.
Diane worked most of her career for the State of Michigan in various departments and served for a time as an administrative law judge. She also worked for Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service after retiring from the state. Diane enjoyed traveling throughout Michigan, antiquing, photography, and taking care of her cat.
She was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Grand Ledge where she served in various capacities and sang in the church choir for over 25 years. She was also actively involved with the Lansing Opera for several years.
Diane is survived by her mother, Wilma Britt; and four siblings, Brenda (Dennis) Grabow of Muskegon, Barbara (Mark) Sztanyo of Florence, Ky., Bruce (Brenda) Britt of White Lake and Nancy (Lindsey) Bielby of Tawas City. She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews including Mike (Heather) Sztanyo, Brian (Bridget) Sztanyo, Eric (Witni) Sztanyo, Kori (Jeff) Hopkins, Kelsey (Chad) Yeomans, Clint, Austin and Chrissy Britt, and Justin and Jared Bielby. She is also survived by one aunt, several cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Britt; and by long-time friend, David Horka.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Grand Ledge and a service will be at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 2 at noon. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Cedar Valley Cemetery, Rev. Dean Muhle will officiate.
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Hale, MI 48739
(989) 728-2571
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from July 31 to Aug. 12, 2014
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