Dianna Kay Taylor

March 19, 1954 ‒ August 24, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

Dianna Kay Taylor, more commonly known as “Aunt Toots” by her nieces and nephews, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 24th, 2020 at the age of 66, in her home in Columbus, OH.

Dianna was born on March 19th, 1954 in Paintsville, KY to the late William Allen and Anna Mae (Salisbury) Taylor.  She was a long-time resident of New Albany, OH where she graduated high school.  Dianna graduated from Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University with her Associates Degree in Applied Business/Secretarial Science. She worked 30 years for The Ohio State University until her attempt at an early retirement in 2004.   After a short retirement, she went back to work in 2005 at Rainbow Pediatrics.  In 2006 she went to work for Otterbein University for 2 years before returning to Rainbow Pediatrics until she officially retired again in 2017.

Dianna loved all animals, but cats were her favorite.  Dianna was very talented with painting and cross stitch, although she would tell anyone that she was not good enough at painting. She was also a quilter who had a beautiful voice. One of her favorite free time hobbies was going to garage sales or thrift stores and finding those antique gems that people would look over because they were old and worthless to most, but worth a lot to Dianna. Dianna was someone who found beauty and worth in the smallest of things and although she gave off a hard exterior, she had a huge heart to all who truly knew her.  She will be deeply missed by anyone who loved and knew her.

Dianna was preceded in death by her parents, William Allen and Anna Mae (Salisbury) Taylor; brothers, John Edward Dempsey Taylor and Gregory Allen Taylor. Dianna is survived by two brothers, William Loyd (Linda) Taylor of Dahlonega, GA and James (Sharon) Taylor of Fleming Island, FL; sister-in-law, Billie Jo Taylor of Westerville, OH; nieces and nephews, Abbey Taylor of Ellijay, GA, Rebecca (Martin “Deputy”) Phillips of Lake City, FL,  Kaden (Lori) Taylor of Middleburg, FL,  Zachary (Brianna) Taylor  of Columbus, OH,  John David Taylor of Fleming Island, FL, Jessica (Ben) Axsom of Baton Rouge, LA and Victoria Taylor of Westerville, OH; grandnieces and nephews, Libby, John, Raekwaan “Kwaan”, Martin 4th “Man”, Michael, Makenzie, Mary, Malaya, Lily, Rylan Jude, Bode, Mason and Addison; great-grandnieces and nephews; Harlei Rose, Daisy and Daniel .

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Maplewood Cemetery in New Albany, OH.

Then DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Taylor family.  Please share a memory of condolence with the family on this website.

  • Condolences to the family. May peace be with you all. We all will miss your posts, Dianna, my passionate patriot friend. Say hi to John for me and give him a hug in heaven. God Bless!

  • I loved Dianna she was my best friend. Boy did we have fun every Saturday when we were both working. We would go all day. Dianna would ask what is the plan for today and we would run around all day. The whole Taylor family adopted me here in Columbus and I felt the love. Thank you for sharing Dianna with me she will be missed

  • Deepest sympathy to her family. We knew Diana, Greg and John from high school and church. Diana was always ready with a smile. So sorry for your loss.

  • My thoughts n prayers go out to family. Diane n I went n graduated together I finally Caught up with her couple years ago and was so glad to hear from her such a shock to hear of her passing will surely be missed God bless you and your family

  • BJ and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Dianna was a wonderful friend and coworker. We had so much fun laughing and working together at Rainbow. I was so sad to hear about her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May the Lord bless her and hold her in His arms. Rest In Peace Dianna. 🙏

  • I am stunned. We really didn’t hang out, but loved her posts. I think she may have graduated with my sister. My sincere condolences to all the family.

  • Dianna,havent seen you since we were young at Ohio State Newark Campus and later at Osu Main Campus. Its been 46 years. I stumbled onto your obituary being from Sunbury. Oh how much fun and lively you were. I’m sad to hear you passed. Btw we all called her “toots”. RIP and comfort to your family who will miss you forever!

  • Remember Dianna from school, and First Baptist Church New Albany. We marched in the same row in band, when it was the marching 24. Till we all gather at the river in glory