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Dianne Dee Kegley

February 24, 1940 ~ February 28, 2017 (age 77)

Dianne Dee (Hoak) Kegley, age 77, resident of Shelby died Tuesday February 28, 2017 surrounded by her family at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born February 24, 1940 in Shelby to Adrian D. and Louise R. "Betty" (Wilson) Hoak she had been a Shelby resident for many years.  She had resided in Bracey, Virginia from 1983 until returning to Shelby in 2016. 

Dianne was a 1958 graduate of Shelby High School and was employed as a secretary to the Mayor for the City of Shelby retiring in 1981. She had served as secretary with the Mayors Ross Sipes, Raymond Wilkinson, Henry Cline and Garland Gates. She also served as secretary to Finance Directors Jerry Weaver and John Devito. While residing in Virginia, she was employed as an assistant manager with the State of Virginia Welcome Center.    

Dianne loved taking long walks and having cookouts with her children and grandchildren. She had never met a stranger and was very close with her church family at the South Side Baptist Church in LaCrosse, Virginia.  She enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and garage sales with her girlfriends.

She is survived by her children, Sonya Hobbs Chew of Shelby, Brian (Lisa) Hobbs of La Crosse, VA,
Kelly Kegley and Fiancé Robbie Evans of Dolphin, VA, David (Diane) Kegley of Kansas City, MO,
Debrah (Johnny) Carter of Knoxville, TN, Mark (Connie) Kegley of Shelby and Cheryl (Andy) Ball of Crestline;17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; one sister Mary Ann (Gordon) Robertson of Shelby, her special cousin, Bev Wilcox, nieces, nephews and her canine companion Bentley .

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Hollie M. Kegley, June 27, 2013, one brother Scott W. Hoak in 1981 and an infant sister. 

Even through her illness Dianne kept a positive attitude and with a smile would state that "her glass was half full."  

Funeral services will be held at 6:00PM Friday March 3, 2017  from the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Walter Keib officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Additional funeral services will be held at the Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home in South Hill, VA with burial in Crestview Memorial Park in LaCrosse,Virginia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr. Ashland, Ohio 44805. 

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 Service Information

March 3, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory
Shelby, OH

Funeral Service
March 3, 2017

6:00 PM
Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory
Shelby, OH

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