The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


July 22, 2013

Diane D. Spurgeon

JOPLIN, Mo. — Deloris Diane Spurgeon, age 57, daughter, of the late Fred Rube England and Helen M. Ellis England, passed away at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the home of her parents in Joplin surrounded by her family. She had been battling cancer.

Diane was born April 25, 1956, in Joplin and was a lifetime resident.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse Spurgeon, Duquesne; two daughters, Heather Thomas and her husband, Randy, Joplin, Carmen  Hansen and her husband, Randy, Duquesne; four brothers, John England, Joplin, Cecil England and his wife, Cindy, Joplin, Mike England, Joplin, Sandy England, Joplin; her mother, Helen England, Joplin; three grandsons, Tristan, Kaleb, Jared; and two granddaughters, Madison and Alexie.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Rube England; two brothers, Robert England and Tracey England; and her former husband and friend, Raymond Thomas.

Diane was an avid motorcyclist and animal lover.  Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and her beloved dog, Cujo, and cat, Sabbath. She loved to read and draw and would rather be in the country than anywhere else.

Graveside services are planned for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Jeff Martin will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Pallbearers will be Frank Morris, Jeff Fisher, Kris Hansen, Jeff Hines, Brian Rowden and Tristan McKeehan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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