Diane (Best) Simpson, 67, of Sligo, passed away on August 31, 2021 after a short illness.
Born June 2, 1954 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Loyal and Doris Best.
Survivors include her two daughters, Cassandra Knight and husband, Brad, of Texas and Katrina Simpson-McCleary and husband, Blenton, of Virginia; her sister Barb Kespelher and her husband, Bob, of Missouri; one brother, Loyal "Skip" Best of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, Brandon Marshall of Kansas, Abigail Marshall of Texas, Cameron Knight of Texas, Kiley McCleary of Virginia, Carter Knight of Texas and Cael McCleary of Virginia; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Loyal Best; mother, Doris Best; and brother, Kelly Best.
Diane had a brilliant mind, an infectious curiosity for solving problems and an insatiable love of learning.
During the course of her 25-plus years of service to Clarion University, she also earned her bachelor's in Information Systems in 2008 at the very same institution.
Diane will be remembered as a loving mama, nanny, daughter, sister, aunt, coworker and friend.
Her dedication to her family and her work is clear in the lives of those she impacted.
She relished her time reading, laughing, gardening, crocheting, working and spending time with her family.
A memorial will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of Diane's favorite charities, The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society
. Donations can be made in her memory. Directions on how to do so online, by mail or phone are available by accessing the website http://givenow.lls.org.
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Arrangements are at the direction of the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va.
Condolences may be shared at kygers.com.
Published by The Leader Vindicator from Sep. 7 to Sep. 16, 2021.