Diana L. Newman, 51, of Chillicothe, formerly of Circleville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.
She was born Aug. 1, 1964, in Circleville, the daughter of Larry L. Pennington and Carlene Griffey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Alan Newman, in 2009; grandson, Matthew; and best friend, Heidi Graves.
Diana is survived by her mom, Carlene of Circleville; her dad, Larry of Chillicothe; daughters, Destiny (Chris) Mosser of Circleville and Carrie McNeal of Columbus; son, Scott (Justine) Wheeler of Tennessee; grandchildren, Hopelyn, Chance, Jaelyn, Jayson, Maybree, Maysen and one on the way; brothers, Larry D. Pennington of Plano, Texas, and Brian Lee Pennington of Circleville; sister, Samantha (Joey) Hoselton of Circleville; close friend and caregiver, Doug Wheeler; and special daughter, Santana Cook.
Diana was a wonderful person who had a heart for helping others in need. She loved her children, her grandchildren and her special canine companions, Shadow, Fancy and Zhar. Diana was the glue that held everyone together. Her passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew her.
The family will hold a service at a later date which will be posted on this website. Arrangements were made with Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville, OH 43113. Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
Please share a memory you have of Diana at www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal