Dianne McDuffee


Dianne McDuffee

Feb. 2, 1947 -- March 7, 2018

Diane McDuffee, 71, of Columbus died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at her home.

A Celebration of Life is being held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at McKown Funeral Home. A reception will follow at Eagles Club, 3205 12th St. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family for further designation.

 Dianne M. McDuffee was born Feb. 2, 1947 in Albion to Francis R. "Frank" and Maxine L. (Rosso) Thome. She grew up on the family farm in Boone County and attended District 60 School in Akron before graduating high school from Spalding Academy. She was married to Robert B. McDuffee in 1964 and later divorced. Dianne lived the last 17 years in Columbus where she worked in the accounting and IT fields. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in their activities, quilting, reading and bowling. Dianne was a Boy Scout Den Mother, 4-H Club Leader and was her bowling league secretary. She also served on the Omaha Bowling Board of Directors.

Dianne is survived by: her son, Robert G. (Tracy) McDuffee of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; grandson James McDuffee of Chicago; daughter Regina M. McDuffee of Columbus; son Gary L. (Tina) McDuffee of Coumbus; granddaughter Danielle (Barrett) Main of Omaha; great-grandson Elliot Main, granddaughter Taylor McDuffee of Hastings; grandson Zachary McDuffee of Kearney; grandson Tanner McDuffee of Milford; grandson Aaron Collins of Gig Harbor, Wash.; mother Maxine Thome of Spalding;

brothers Dennis (Julie), Robert (Charlene), Bill (Maureen) and David (Shannon) Thome; 12 nieces and nephews; 23 great-nieces and nephews and father of their children, Robert B. McDuffee of Aldrich, Minn.

Dianne is preceded in death by her daughter, Amy Collins, father Frank Thome, grandparents Louis and Anne Rosso and Rob and Mary Thome, nephew Shane Thome and numerous aunts and uncles.

Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com

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