Diane Lynn McCord, 64, Kokomo, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital following a three year battle with cancer. She was born March 21, 1949, in Troy, N.Y., to the late George Wheaton and Della Beale (Barnes) Belcher. On Dec. 1, 2007, she was married to James McCord, who survives.
For many years Diane worked for several dental offices in Kokomo before working for Edward Jones as a business office administrator.
Diane loved serving with her church family at Saint Andrew Episcopal Church in Kokomo. She worked tirelessly in many areas of the church, especially teaching children’s Sunday school for more than 40 years. She was also active in the We Care tree and wreath auction each year by decorating wreaths.
Diane was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who was known for her kind personality, smile, and laugh.
She is survived by her husband, James McCord; daughters, Kim (Doug) Alexander and Kristine (Larry) Roach; a son, Kyle Kaufman and Jenny Saul; a stepson, James McCord Jr.; grandchildren, Jordin Alexander, Kirstin Alexander, Brooklin Alexander, McKenzie Kaufman, William Roach, Caroline Roach, Michael Roach, Caleb Kaufman, Spencer Kaufman and Maya Kaufman; a brother, Stephen (Sherri) Belcher; a nephew, Shon (Kirsten) Belcher; an aunt, Alice Barnes; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A requiem Mass will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Saint Andrew Episcopal Church, 602 W. Superior St., with the Rev. Richard Lightsey celebrating. Internment will follow in Saint Andrew columbarium. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the children’s ministries at Saint Andrew Church. Messages of condolence may be submitted online at shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.
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