Diane L. Davis, 64
Odell - Diane L. (Schultz) Davis, 64, of the Odell community, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11:01 a.m. after a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Diane was born in Lafayette, Indiana on February 3, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Richard and Margaret Helen (Neal) Schultz. She has resided in Tippecanoe County all of her life. She was raised in the Jackson Heights area, attending Jackson Heights Grade School and graduated from Southwestern High School in 1968. She has lived in the Odell community all of her married life.
Diane has been working for the past 29 years for the Mintonye Elementary School of the Tippecanoe County School Corp.
She was a member of the Jackson Heights United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. She was a collector of ceramic pigs and enjoyed cooking. Diane was very compassionate and was always looking out for needs of others. She would prepare meals for families in the community when a death occurred. She always took great care to see the needs of the children in the Mintonye School were handled. In her earlier years she enjoyed boating and water skiing.
On September 14, 1968, Diane married her high school sweetheart, Hal R. Davis in the Jackson Heights United Methodist Church.
Diane leaves behind her husband, Hal of 45 ½ years; her son, Bob (Michelle) Davis, Clarks Hill; a daughter, Jennifer (Wade) Garriott, Odell; nine grandchildren, Karley, Brandon, Brittney and Wyatt Davis; Cole, Clint, Cline, Cale and Maeley Garriott; two sisters, Beverlie (Earl) Mitchell, Lafayette and Maxine (Paul) Mounce, Kokomo; two brothers, Jim (Denise) Schultz, Crawfordsville and Ken "Butch" (Paula) Schultz, Boswell; six sisters-in-law, Barbara (Larry) Wood, Carmel, IN; Reva (Ed) Page, Odell, Janet VanBuskirk, Lafayette; Donna (Joe) Loveridge, Dallas, TX; Brenda (Tony) Cunningham, West Point; Susan (Jerry) Stewart, Romney; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Richard Lee Schultz, an infant sister, Phyllis Schultz and a sister-in-law, Jean Phillips.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Monday, March 17th, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 18th, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Stedge officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery, east of Attica.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mintonye Elementary School.
Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com