Diane Lynn Smith, 66 of Fishers, Ind., passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Diane was born Sept. 4, 1956 in Troy, Ohio. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University and received her master’s degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.
Diane was a professor at Ivy Tech College for 24 years, retiring in 2022, were she taught early childhood education. Previously, she was a middle school teacher in Winchester, Ky., from 1987-1997. Over her career she taught from kindergarten to elementary, middle school, high school and college.
Diane was a member of Stony Creek Church of Christ where she taught a bible study class. She was an avid walker, biker and a champion chocolate chip cookie baker. She was lovingly devoted to her grandchildren. “Nana Camp” was the highlight of her year. She lived for others not herself. She had a work ethic that was unparalleled, her motto was autograph your work with excellence. She was the embodiment of the Proverbs 31 worthy woman.
Family and friends are invited to gather Tuesday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FLANNER BUCHANAN-HAMILTON Memorial Park, Prairie Waters, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.
Diane is survived by her husband of 48 years, John A. Smith; children, Molly (husband, Jared) Pentecost and Tom (wife, Lauri) Smith; grandchildren, Zoe and Hayden Pentecost and Hensley and Lainey Smith; mother, Shirley A. Winks; sisters, Debbie (husband, David) Gonsuron and Linda (husband, Brad) Woods. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas E. Winks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in Diane’s memory, can be made to: Sacred Selections, a private adoption agency, 4144 Shores Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37128 https://sacredselections.org. Please visit www.flannerbuchanan.com to sign the online guest register.