DiAnna Ruth Hyre COLUMBIA - DiAnna Ruth Hyre, 67, passed away September 25, 2015 at her home in Columbia. She was born in Elkins, West Virginia on October 11, 1947 and was the daughter of Loma Ruth Kerns Hyre and David Hyre. DiAnna attended the University of South Carolina and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business, working as an accountant in Columbia. She is survived by her brother, Stephen E. Hyre, sister-in-law Martha Hyre and nephews David Oliver Hyre and Hamilton Joseph Hyre of Indiana, her aunt, Delores Kerns of Columbia, many close friends who were blessed to have her in their lives and her beloved cat, Kissy. DiAnna's creativity, artistic talents, love of people, positive attitude and strength were an inspiration to her friends and family. She had an open, generous heart and great bravery in the face of debilitating illness. DiAnna will be greatly missed. Plans are being made for a private celebration of DiAnna's life by her family and friends. Memorials may be made to PETSinc of West Columbia, South Carolina or a humane organization of choice.
Published by The State on Sep. 28, 2015.