Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Diane at Ann J. She was very passionate about what she did,
and was always smiling. Once she found out that I love fried green tomatoes,
every year I would receive a huge bag from her. I'm truly sorry to learn of her passing. My heartfelt sympathies go out to all who loved

Posted by Jackie Sheppard - MI - Coworker   April 24, 2020

She was a very beautiful niece. Even though I didn't get to see her as often as I would have liked she was loved and will be missed.

Posted by JoAnn Metzger - Bronson, MI - Family   April 22, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Diane her entire teaching career. She loved her students and always went the extra mile for them. Every Thanksgiving she made a Indian TP up on second floor and her and the other teachers cooked a hugh dinner for the kids because some didn't know what celebrating Thanksgiving was like. There are so many stories.
RIP Diane. You will be greatly missed.

Jodie Cole, Secretary Ann J. Kellogg

Posted by Jodie Cole - Dowling, MI   April 20, 2020

Diane was one of those few souls that never said a mean word about anyone. Cheerleading was always special to us and we all (attempted) to recreate one of our dance routines at our class reunion where her contagious laugh could be heard. Even though we didn't see each other except for reunions, it never really felt like time had passed and we picked up where we left off. I will truly miss her.

Posted by Cathy Friedman - Denver, CO - Friend   April 19, 2020

I was happy to see Diane and have a visit with her last August at the class of 79 reunion. She was always quick with a compliment and hug to make you feel her contagious positive outlook. My deepest condolences to your family.

Posted by Teresa (Beauchamp) Sydor - Sewickley, PA - Classmate   April 19, 2020

Diane was an amazing person. I will never forget her. So kind and thoughtful she will be greatly missed. Sending my love for all the family.

Posted by Missy Burrows / Waldrop - Coldwater, MI - Family Friend   April 19, 2020

I am so sorry. I didn't work with her all the time but saw her often. She was so nice to me. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Posted by Kelly Clock - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   April 16, 2020

Diane was first a great educator who loved her students as if they were her own. She was equally a a wonderful colleague and friend. To the family you have my heart felt condolences in this your time of bereavement.

Posted by Edward Harris - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   April 15, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Diane was always passionate about her students. I love her spunky funny enthusiasm. She will be missed. She often shared stories about her kids. So sorry.

Posted by Lynn Neal - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   April 15, 2020

Thank-you for bring joy and love to students, fellow teachers and staff and the entire BCPS family. Rest in Love, Rest in Heaven and Rest in Peace & Joy; knowing that your kindness and smile will be forever in my heart.

Posted by Nina Mathews - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   April 15, 2020

JJ and BJ Simmons worked with Diane at Ann J Kellogg School. She was always bubbly and fun and was so devoted to her students.

Posted by BJ Simmons - Battle Creek, MI - Coworker   April 15, 2020

Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of Diane's passing. She will be remembered for her kindness and loving nature! She loved her students, and it was a joy to work with her. My deepest condolences go out to her family, and loved ones.

Posted by Charlene Drain - MI - Friend   April 14, 2020

Praying for your family

Posted by Timothy Drisker - Battle CREEK, MI - Coworker   April 14, 2020

Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Diane and I worked together at Ann J. She was such a wonderful person and she will be missed by so many.

Posted by Judi Avila Avila - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   April 14, 2020

My heart goes out to her family. She will always be a big part of my school memories. A wonderful person gone too soon.

Posted by Vicki Brown - Holt, MI - Classmate   April 14, 2020