Diana McVay, 69, of Searsboro, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 24, 2019, at her home. Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in New Sharon. A coffee time/visitation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the family's name.
Diana Lynn McVay, the daughter of Barney and Helen (Hendrick) Pate, was born Sept. 8, 1950, in Fort Leavenworth, KS. She graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1968. July 28, 1973, Diana was united in marriage to Larry “Butch” McVay at the Friends Church in New Sharon. To this union two children were born, Tom and Dorothy. Diana was a homemaker and took care of their children before she went to work for the City of Searsboro. She served as the Searsboro City Clerk for several years. She also worked in the office for Grinnell Lumber, Maytag, and Lifetouch before retiring. She enjoyed sewing, dogs, quilting, dogs, watching NASCAR, dogs, gardening, dogs, and above all spending time with her family. She was a first responder for the Searsboro Fire Department where Butch and Diana served for many years.
Diana's memory will be honored by her two children, Tom (Melinda) McVay of Toledo and Dorothy McVay of Tipton; three grandchildren, Blake McVay, Chaz McVay, and Christopher McVay; four stepgrandchildren, Kayla, Queta, Sal, and Consuleo; two great-granddaughters, Denver and Klarissa and one on the way; her siblings, Richard Pate, Charlie Pate, Patricia Johnson, and Robert “Buster” Pate; her biological father, Gordon “Boo” Pate; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Barney and Helen Pate; her biological mother, June Pate; and her husband, Larry “Butch” McVay in 2018.