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Diane Lewis Searcy
Oct 06,1939---Oct 26,2017
Diane Lewis Searcy , 78 of Belton, MO died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City MO.  
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at The Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 Interstate 70 Drive SW, Columbia MO 65203 from 4-6 PM.
She was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Fulton, MO to Woodrow Wilson Lewis and Frances Elizabeth Moore.  Both preceded her in death.
Diane graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and retired from MFA Oil in Columbia, MO after 37 years of service.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her hobbies included writing, knitting, reading and ancestry.  She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers fan.
She is survived by her two sons, David (Kim) Blackburn of Lexington KY and Michael (Jodi) Blackburn of Shawnee KS; eight grandchildren, Kayla (Tyler) Stutz of Carmel IN, Chuck Martin of Jefferson City , MO, Kami Martin of Lawrence, KS, Luke Blackburn of Denver CO, Kelsey Martin of Belton, MO, Madison Tillman of Columbia, MO, Anne Blackburn of Columbia, MO and Sean Blackburn of Lexington, KY; two great-granddaughters, Avery and Austyn Tillman; brother, Jim (Pam) Lewis of Athens, TN and sister, Ronda Lewis Kimball of Fulton, MO.  
Donations can be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society at 


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