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Diana Marie Wilkinson

June 18, 1948 — May 11, 2024

Shelbyville

Diana Marie Wilkinson

Diana Marie Wilkinson, 75, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.  

Diana was born June 18, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana to William and Idabelle (Lee) Webb.  Diana grew up in Morgan County, Indiana and graduated from Martinsville High School in 1966.  

Diana met the love of her life, Gary Wilkinson, in 1966 while working at Meridian Mutual Insurance in Indianapolis.  The couple married on March 31, 1967 in Brooklyn, Indiana.  

Diana was employed at Indiana Gas Company, holding various positions leading teams in the customer service, community outreach and process improvement departments.  After 28 years of dedicated service, Diana retired in 2001.   She quickly learned that she was not ready for retirement, so explored her interest in corporate banking by joining PNC Bank, where she worked for 4 years.  

Diana is survived by her loving husband, Gary; daughters, Najala (Bob) Fox of Fortville and Angela Stewart of Nashville; grandchildren, Justin (Taylor) Wilkinson of Scipio, Jamison Steenbarger (Sara Stock) of Shelbyville, Adrienne Steenbarger of Germany, Lily Stewart of Nashville and Erica Fox of Noblesville; great grandchildren, Jordan, Jackson, Jaylon and Ava Wilkinson, Emmett Steenbarger, Taylor Cook and Maxim Rowe; sisters, Peg (George) Broyer and Rolande Burch.

Diana was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenneth Webb; sister, Scarlett Whaley; grandson, Brandon Fox; and great grandson, Tyler Wilkinson.

Diana and Gary shared a love for travel.  Their adventures led them to mountains, beaches, and everything in between across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda.  After retirement, they became snowbirds, spending winters in Fort Myers, Florida, where she found her passion for golf, playing multiple times per week.   She also enjoyed line dancing and playing cards with her dear friends from Swan Lake.

Diana treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren.  Their annual trip to Spring Mill State Park was the highlight of the summer.  Diana was always up for an adventure, much to the delight of her grandchildren, including hiking, horseback riding, snow tubing and mountain biking.  She shared her love of baking, sewing, gardening, being outdoors and so much more with her grandchildren.  She was a dedicated Girl Scout Leader for her granddaughter’s troop for 7 years.   

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be from 3 to 5 pm, Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

The Celebration of Diana’s life will follow at 5 pm, Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St, Columbus, IN, 47201.

Online condolences may be shared with Diana’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

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