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Diane Marie (Filburn) Ormerod

March 5, 1955 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 66)

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Diane Filburn Ormerod, of Crestwood, Kentucky passed away to our heavenly Father on December 6, 2021.

Preceded in death by her father, the late Francis Gary Filburn, Diane is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Marvin; her daughters, Melanie, Cristel Domizio (Jason), and Caitie Winn (Jimmy); granddaughters, Cassie and Ellie; mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Hardy Filburn; siblings, Denise Bauer (Chuck), Jean VHagh (Mehrdad), Mark Filburn (Linda), Greg Filburn (Chris); nieces and nephews, Joey Bauer (Heather), Jake, Cooper, Jeremy Bauer (Nicole), Sam, Zoe, Joseph VHagh (Jen), Aria, Ethan,  Liam,  Andrew VHagh (Sam), Jackson, Elenore, John VHagh (Nicole), Morgan Benham (Jeremy), Peyton, Colton, Tiffany Decker(Bobby) and Robert.

Diane and her twin sister, Denise, were born in Louisville, Kentucky on March 5, 1955, to the late Francis Gary Filburn and Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Hardy Filburn. Diane was a graduate of University of Louisville and also received a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University. She began her career in Human Resources, rising to the prestigious role of EEO Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, which included EEO operational services for the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Diane worked tirelessly to protect employees against discrimination and create inclusive workplaces for all.  Her dedication to helping others could be seen through her philanthropic efforts, for which she received numerous awards. As a member of Dress for Success, and Bikinis and Bifocals, Diane created opportunities for women in her community to support one another, both professionally and socially. Diane was also an active member of the Federally Employed Women (FEW) and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. 

Department of Army decorations include the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. She received the Commonwealth of Kentucky Public Personnel Award and the Louisville District Woman of the Year Award as well as awards from a variety of community and non-profit organizations.  She was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.

During their retirement, Diane and Marvin loved spending time at Barren River at their family lake house. They also enjoyed traveling the world together, as well as with family and friends.  Diane was a devoted mother to her daughters, Melanie, Cristel, and Caitie. Diane was actively involved in supporting their interests, through activities such as Girl Scouts and Band Color Guard.  She was a proud grandmother to her granddaughters, Cassie and Ellie, and supported their love of soccer and artistry. Diane was an avid gardener, decorator and leopard print fashionista.  Diane will be fondly remembered for her impeccable fashion sense, inner strength and fierce dedication to her family and friends.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Norton Hospital, especially Dr. Don Stevens, for their loving and compassionate care throughout Diane’s illness.  

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, KY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Aloysius at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021.  Interment at Floydsburg Cemetery to immediately follow Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Piarist School, P.O. Box 369, Hager Hill, Kentucky 41222, to celebrate the legacy of Diane’s life.  

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stoess Funeral Home
6534 West Highway 22
Crestwood, KY 40014

Funeral Mass
Friday
December 17, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
212 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, Kentucky 40056

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