October 29, 1947 – October 1, 2022
Information provided by Smits Funeral Home
Diane (Allen) Matlock of Dyer, born to John and Lillian (Davis) Allen in Madison, Indiana passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022, surrounded by her loving family after battling a series of illnesses.
Diane was happily married to her husband, Medwick Matlock for 32 years. They spent many of those years dancing the night away, leaving onlookers both with envy and joy of their love for one another, and their moves on the dance floor.
Diane blessed the lives of her husband Medwick, her two daughters Michelle (David) Sickles, Georgianna (Jeff) Mize, stepsons Mathew Matlock and Ryan Matlock, her grandchildren Maddisyn Sickles, Dylan Sickles, Kristen (Joseph) Gutierrez, Krystal (Larry) Tachik, and Gregory Boatright, her great-grandchildren Madison McCall, Julius Gutierrez, Manuel Gutierrez, Lilli O’Rourke, Lincoln Tachik, Lyla Tachik, Tyler Boatright, and Reagan Boatright. Diane was also a blessing to her four brothers Rick (Sheri) Allen, David (Cindy) Allen, Thomas Allen, and Robert (Leasa) Allen, and her many beloved nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death were her parents John and Lillian (Davis) Allen, brother Thomas Allen, daughter Kimberly Sue Mullins, granddaughter Alexis Sickles, and son-in-law Jeff Mize.
Diane’s love of helping people extended beyond those she knew, to those she had never met. She carried that love into the coordination of several benefits over the years to help special needs children and families. One of her proudest ventures was organizing and facilitating Area One Special Olympics at the Pines Ski Lodge. She continued to carry on with her passion of helping others by working as a CNA in a hospice setting, as well as the hospital.
Diane leaves a legacy of love behind. A Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 29t, 2022, at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Spring Lane, Dyer, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Diane’s memory to VNA Hospice Center of Valparaiso, 501 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, Indiana. For further information please call 219-322-7300.