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Nancy Diane Young Whitesell
1938 - 2021
Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory - Okeechobee
400 North Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL
Nancy Diane Young Whitesell, 83
LAKEPORT, Fla. - Nancy Diane Young Whitesell died November 15, 2021 at rest in her home. She was born in Baywood, Va., to the late Don and Lena Young, on February 13, 1938. Diane attended Galax High School and then continued her education at Radford University where she graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
Diane married her sweetheart, David Franklin Whitesell, on August 26, 1961 and just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She was a dedicated and loving wife, caring mother of three children, and wonderfully fulfilled her role as "Grammie D" to seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She taught Earth Science at Fairfax High School in Virginia. After retiring, she and David covered thousands of miles crisscrossing North America in a 25-foot trailer exploring provincial, state, and national parks and pestering children and grandchildren along the way.
Diane had a love of nature and geology. She had various crafting hobbies and spent countless hours watching the beauty of God's creations outdoors, but she was happiest when she was spending time with her family, usually busy preparing meals and lots of sweet treats!
She is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Pam Brown and Dana Sharman; her son, Frank Whitesell; seven grandchildren, Mandy Hunter, Eric Brown, David Whitesell, Emily Smith, Teresa Myers, Kara Whitesell, and Nick Garrett; a great grandson, Beckham Hunter; and beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Saturday, November 20, 2021 with a viewing starting at 3:30 p.m. and service at 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 310 SW 6th St, Okeechobee, Florida 34974.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice via their website at
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at,
All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.

Published by Lake Okeechobee News and on Nov. 24, 2021.
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
310 SW 6th St, Okeechobee, FL
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
310 SW 6th St, Okeechobee, FL
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