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Diane S. Deason

August 30, 1946 — April 22, 2024

Abingdon, Virginia

Diane S. Deason

Diane Marie was born on August 30th, 1946 at St Thomas Hospital in Nashville to parents Thomas Joseph Slowey and Jane Elizabeth Moody Slowey. Diane passed on Monday, April 22nd, 2024 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon,Virginia at the age of 77. Diane married the love of her life, James Thomas "Tommy" Deason on March 8th, 1984. Diane is preceded in passing by both parents and her husband.

Diane grew up in Nashville graduating from St Bernard's. She was lifelong friends with many present here today:  Diane Wolfenbarger, Betsy Pilgren, Linda Conlin, Brown Ambrose and others, including cousins Steve and Jenny Slowey and Annie Slowey.

Diane worked in the banking industry all her adult life finally retiring from AmSouth.

Diane was a gifted artist, ceramist and animal lover. She is survived by her two kitty kids, Hairy and Squirt. Her favorite flower was the iris, which appropriately, are now in bloom.

After Tommy's passing on November 22nd, 2018 Diane's health really began to decline. She moved to North Fort Myers, Florida in 2019 living independently in a 55 plus retirement community. She made the move to be close to Greg McCoy and Jim Cole who helped with her day to day needs, medical care and finances. When the discussion about leaving Florida came up, Diane was all for it!  She said she'd had enough of the heat, traffic and rude people. Greg and Jim bought a property in Abingdon, Virginia with two separate residences. Diane was right next door, but with her independence and privacy, but allowing Greg to check on her several times daily. Her kidney function was rapidly declining before she left Florida, and her nephrologist in Abingdon was expecting her to become totally dialysis dependent in a matter of a couple of months.

Diane had sudden onset of severe shortness of breath on Monday morning, April 8th., she was transported to the ER by ambulance and required immediate intubation and mechanical ventilation. On admission, her kidney function had deteriorated to the point of total failure, requiring emergency dialysis several times with no improvement in her renal status. Her condition continued to deteriorate despite aggressive medical care and she passed peacefully, after receiving last rites, with friends at her bedside.

Diane was a kind and compassionate soul. She'll certainly be missed.

Graveside Services for Diane will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Calvary Cemetery, 1001 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to your local animal shelter in Diane's memory.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, April 25, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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