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Diane Lynn Dunavan

January 23, 2024

Diane Dunavan Obituary

Diane Lynn Dunavan (1961-2024)

Diane Lynn Dunavan, 62, of Tilton, IL, died at home on January 23rd, 2024. 

She was born in Danville in 1961 to Donald & Nora Ruth Dunavan, she enjoyed being the only girl in the family growing up. Diane attended Tilton schools and Danville High School before attending Blessing Reiman College of Nursing (Quincy, IL) and obtaining her RN license in 1996. She then went on to get her BSN at Culver Stockton in 1996 as well. Diane worked as a psych nurse at Blessing Hospital for the majority of her career and enjoyed every patient she got to care for and loved helping those around her in her daily life. While in Quincy she met and completed nurses training with her best friend Lynn (Ed) Bubb. Diane later moved back to her hometown of Tilton, IL in the 2000’s to be closer to family. Diane found joy in working for the United Church of Tilton as Treasurer. Diane loved spending time with her niece (Sarah) and nephew (Brian) as well as her greatest joys in life her great nieces Delaniee and Ellie. Her favorite activities were thrift shopping and traveling with her dearest friends Laury, Francis, Lucy, Amy and Bev. 

Diane is preceded in death by her mother and father Nora Ruth & Donald Dunavan. Her brother Robert Dunavan, her grandparents Volney and Laura Furr, John and Mable Dunavan, and is survived by her brothers Bill (Eileen) Dunavan, Wayne Dunavan and Andy Dunavan as well as her nephews Jason Dunavan, Jamee (Amber) Dunavan, Jeremy Dunavan, Brian (Brooke) Dunavan, niece, Sarah Dunavan and great nieces Delaniee & Ellie Dunavan. 

Diane’s services are Sunday January 28th at United Church of Tilton, visitation from 1pm-2pm and funeral directly after visitation. Memorials may be made to United Church of Tilton (520 W. 5th Street Tilton, IL 61833).  Diane’s wishes were to be cremated and there will be no graveside service following.  

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January 28, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
United Church of Tilton
520 W. 5th Street
Tilton, IL 61833

Funeral Service
January 28, 2024

2:00 PM
United Church of Tilton
520 W. 5th Street
Tilton, IL 61833


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