Diana Lynn “Dee” Durbin
November 01, 1952 ‒ August 04, 2015
LEXINGTON: Diana Lynn “Dee” Durbin, 62, of Lexington, died peacefully Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Both strong and brave, Dee handled her cancer diagnosis with grace and courage.
The daughter of Walter and Barbara (Thorp) Durbin, Dee was born November 1, 1952 in Mt. Vernon and graduated from Lexington High School. The oldest daughter of nine children, Dee was her sibling’s second mom.
Dee enjoyed playing cards and games, especially euchre. She loved animals and had many fury friends. An encourager, Dee enjoyed watching sports and cheered on her siblings, and her nieces and nephews. Her favorite sports teams included the Buckeyes, Browns, Indians and the Cavs.
A hard worker, most of her jobs were at night, during the midnight shift. Dee loved to swim and took many trips to the beach. She embraced her family and loved family gatherings.
Dee is survived by her daughter Misty Dawn Durbin (Amy) of Cleveland; siblings Rod (Sue) Durbin of Mansfield, Donald (Vanessa) Durbin of Lebanon, Il, Brian “Yogi” & Joy Durbin of Dublin, Teresa Durbin of Lexington, Steve & Valerie Durbin of Lexington, Michael “Pius” & Sally Durbin of Mansfield, Patty & Brian Wade of Bellville and Marty & Mary Durbin of Mansfield; and was a loving aunt to 21 and great aunt to 19 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family will receive friends Thursday August 6, 2015 from 4-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Friday at 11 am. Dee’s brother the Rev. Yogi Durbin will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Ohio Health Hospice may be made through the funeral home.
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