Bonnie Diane McGraw

July 26, 1942 ‒ January 14, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Bonnie Diane McGraw, 75, of Delaware passed away early Sunday morning, January 14, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born July 26, 1942 in Washington, Indiana to the late Hoyt Bennington and Vera Jean (Daughtery) Bennington. On July 4, 1974 she married John “Jack” William McGraw.

Diane was a devoted and faithful member of the Delaware Church of Christ and she enjoyed being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, coloring, going to yard sales and thrift stores and cooking.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, John “Jack”; sons, Alan (Patricia) Dyer of Plainville, Indiana and Kelly (Anita) Dyer of Denver, Colorado; step-son, Jeffrey (Shelly) McGraw of Lancaster; step-daughter, Amy Harrison of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Josh, Seth, Shane, Craig, and Ryan; 2 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, Savannah, Jack, Michael, Kylee, and Paten; brother, Tommy Bennington of Washington, Indiana.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by a daughter Monica McGraw.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Delaware Church of Christ, 71 State Route 203, Delaware with Tom Muter officiating.

Contributions in Diane’s memory may be made to the church.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the McGraw family.

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  • Diane (Dee Dee) was such a kind and loving person. She began as our babysitter and instantly she and Jack became family. We are so grateful that God Blessed us with Dee Dee in our lives. She will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We will miss her dearly and love her always. Jack, we love you. Your family is in our prayers.

  • May your family find comfort as “the hearer of prayer” embraces their heart.(Psalms 94:19) Lean on one another for strength and encouragement to stay strong during this most difficult time.

  • Jack and family,

    Although I hadn’t known Diane for very long, I was impressed with her faithfulness
    and love for you and the church. I was very sorry to here of her death and my
    prayers are with you and your family


  • Dear Jack and Family,

    Grieving the loss of a sister-in-Christ, but rejoicing that she is well, now…and that we will see her again. May God bless you and comfort you as only He can.

    “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    And saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
    Psalm 34:18

    With His love,
    Bonnie McCoy

  • we are so sorry for your loss she will be missed jack you are in our prayers in christian love the hovis and nibert families

  • Dee Dee watched my brother and me for years when we were growing up. Some of my best childhood memories are from being at her house with my friends, one of whom became my best friend and business partner. She was truly a member of our family, we will always remember, love, and appreciate her.

  • Dee Dee was indeed a member of our family, having provided care for both of my sons from the time they were babies. I have never known a kinder, more selfless person. Not only was she a wonderful “third parent”, she became a dear and trusted friend. Dee Dee, you once gave me a plaque that said “Friends are Forever”. You will forever be my friend and be in my heart. I will miss you.
    Not only was DeeDee so special to us, but Jack, you are, too, and we love you and are here for you.

  • Jack and family,
    Hoping that memories of Diane, will ease your sadness and that the blessing of peace will carry you through the days to come. She was such a sweet, kind and loving lady. She will live on every time you think of her. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Angel and Madelon Uribe

  • Jack and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Diane. We will always remember her warm smile, her love of children and her sweet personality.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    We love you.
    Kevin and Monica Gattshall