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Diane L. Wainscott

June 4, 1943 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 76)


Diane, 76, of South Bend, IN was born on June 4th, 1943 to Frank Nemes and Dorothy (Spencer, Nemes) Higgins and was one of five children. She is survived by two sons, Ricky (Kim Theuner) and Charles Alan Farnell of North Carolina.

Also surviving are brothers Barry, Gary, and Randy Higgins of South Carolina. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Caitlyn, Cameron Farnell, Haley Brooke Hall of Georgia: one great granddaughter, Helana Renee Blizzard. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sandy Nemes and by many nieces and nephews. She is survived by the Attco Machine Products family. Also surviving her are her devoted cousins, which are numerous. Also surviving her are her caregivers, Frank Tirotta and Kathryn Call Kapusta. Special thanks on behalf of the family to those who cared for and loved her through her valiant battle with cancer. That includes the oncology nurses at Michiana Oncology and the wonderful nurses from Southern Care Hospice and an extremely special thank you from Diane to her newly adopted cousins for their love and support in her final days. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Diane's honor to: Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend, IN  46628 or Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnett Dr., South Bend, IN  46614.

Cancer does not take life, the Lord does. 



Life is but a stopping place,

A pause in what’s to be,

A resting place along the road,

To sweet eternity

We all have different journeys,

Different paths along the way,

We all were meant to learn some things,

But never meant to stay…

Our destination is a place,

Far greater than we know.

For some the journey is quicker,

For some the journey is slow.

And when the journey finally ends,

We’ll claim a great reward,

And find an everlasting peace,

Together with the Lord.


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