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Diane L Epperson, 83, passed from this life on August 30, 2017 at her home, in Bella Vista, Ark. She was born January 31, 1934, in Pineville, Mo., to Earl and Evelyn (Durbin) Leggitt.
Diane graduated valedictorian from Carthage class of 1951. She was an employee of Hercules Powder Company for over 20 years and also Atlas Powder Plant. She retired from Jasper County Probate Court in 1998. Diane served on the Carthage City Council, was a member of the Lincoln Ladies and served as trip coordinator for Jasper County Extension Club. She and Cecil retired to their home on Lake Ann, in Bella Vista, in 2000. She performed with a clogging group at area nursing homes and charity events.
Diane and Cecil married on February 14, 1954. Together they enjoyed a passion for choreographed ballroom dancing, teaching and traveling to dance festivals throughout the United States. Many weekends were spent attending soccer matches and swim meets to cheer on their grandchildren.
Diane is survived by her husband, Cecil; her daughters, Cindy Dixon (Danny), of Carthage, and Lori Myers (Dennis), of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one sister, Jeanne Miller (Tom), of Carthage; three grandchildren, Joe Dixon (Michelle), of Carthage, Megan Myers, of Broken Arrow, and Morgan Myers, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and two great-grandchildren, Logan Dixon and Nora Dixon.
Memorial services will be held at the Nazarene Church, in Carthage, at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 7. Visitation will follow.
Contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on September 3, 2017
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