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March 23, 2010 3:14 am

Diane Marie Shirley

Written by Tribune Staff

(Dec. 16, 1950 – March 14, 2010)

Former Powell resident Diane (Knopp) Shirley died on March 14, 2010, with her son, Eric Thompson, and her brother, Allan Knopp, at her side.

Diane was born on Dec. 16, 1950, in Powell, the daughter of Harry and Bessie Knopp.

She married Raymond Ramirez in 1966, and together they had two children, Eric and Ileah.

Following her recent divorce, Diane relocated to Plainfield, Ill., to be near her son and his family.

She is survived by her parents Harry and Bessie Knopp of Powell; son Eric Thompson (Amber) of Plainfield, Ill.; daughter Ileah Cook (David) of Arizona; brothers Gary Knopp of Billings and Allan Knopp (Jo Ann) of Powell: and five grandchildren, Daelyn and Rylan Thompson, and Bianca, Brigitte and Nicolette DeMarco.

In observance of Diane's wishes, she was cremated and a memorial service will be held in Powell in the near future.