M. Dianne Garrett


M. Dianne Garrett, 77, of Crossville, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Cumberland House.
She was born June 20, 1941, in Cleveland, OH, daughter of the late Miles Russel Shepler and Helna (Broviak) Shepler.
Dianne worked in the retail business as an interior decorator, floral designer and furniture sales. She was an artist, did needlework, puzzles and was a great homemaker. Dianne was a great wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother, teaching the next generation. Dianne loved to sing in the choir, play her tambourine and was a faithful servant of Christ and studied her Bible. She has been on a missionary trip to the island of Trinidad and spent six months in Belize, Central America, as a missionary with her husband. She was a member of the Lighthouse of Praise.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence William (Bill) Garrett Jr. of Crossville; son, Jon Shannon Carroll (Gabriela) of Florida; daughter, Carol Smith (Joe) of Ohio; grandchildren, Joey Smith (Alex), Cassandra Smith, Julia Smith, Mitchell Lichtmann and Andrea Carroll; and sister, Jean Shepler of Pennsylvania. She has one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, Dianne is preceded in death by her sisters, Geraldine Petros and Honey V. Garlock.
Funeral services will be held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Junior Pugh officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment in East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
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Cindy McEathron
Jun 04, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Uncle Bill, Aunt Dianne wonderful Godly woman and she is home with the Lord. You and Carol are in my prayers. I wish I could be there for you. Love and Prayers. Cindy
Cindy Owens- Hall
Jun 04, 2019
My love and prayers to Bill and Family. Dianne was one in a million. I'll always remember her smile and her love and testimony for Jesus.
Shirley Maynard
Jun 04, 2019
Was a wonderful lady.a blessings too me.always a smile for everyone
Ralph and Sylvia Wells
Jun 03, 2019
We are blessed to have known you and will see you again someday, love and miss you
Nancy Biddle
Jun 03, 2019
Never met you in person but followed your adventures on facebook, you are with the Lord now and I know it was a great reunion, praying for those left behind a ❤
Sam & Tanya Presley
Jun 03, 2019
Diane was there for me at a time in my life when I was going through pain worse than death. I was going through betrayal by many people love. She talked to me, encouraged me and most of all she prayed for me and with me. The prayers of a Saint will get you through times when you feel like you have no one. She'll always hold a most special place in my heart. I was blessed to have her be in my life. Loved & missed
Mary Ann New
Jun 02, 2019
Bill, and Carol, we are sorry for your loss of your wife and Mother. I feel like I am a better person because of knowing Dianne. I know if I stay faithful to Christ I will see her again. We are here for you if you want to talk.
We are praying for God to be your comforter during this time.