Diana Lynn Shaddick (December 27, 1947- April 29, 2022)
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Diana lived a beautiful and dignified life. She provided comfort and love while always asking little in return. Her husband, Michael, adored her and together they raised their children, Nate, Justin and Sarah to be passionate about their faith, to live with integrity and compassion, instilling them with a contagious love for God, family and life.
Diana was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Sam and Leah (Terry) Heinrich. She was the oldest of six siblings. She graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1966 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music from Hiram Scott College. She married Michael Shaddick of Beaver, Pennsylvania in 1971.
Diana started her career by teaching music at Haig, Lake Alice and Victory Hill Elementary schools. She continued her teaching career at Mitchell High School. After starting her family, she chose to take her talents to teaching piano in her home. She was still teaching at the time of her passing. After her children were grown, she followed her dreams of owning her own music store. Music and More was more than just the local “piano” store, it was a place for Diana to share her love for the Lord by ministering to others through her enthusiasm for music.
In Diana’s free time, she treasured being with her children, their spouses, and her grandchildren. She loved her siblings and was always conversing by phone or traveling to visit them. She volunteered in the hospital gift shop, was part of the Platte Valley Music Teachers association, was an active member of her local PEO chapter, a strong advocate for “The Jesus Project” and loved assisting with the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes Program. Throughout her life, she played the piano for different events: church, community, Theater West, even playing for the Everly Brothers at the young age of twelve.
To say she will be missed is a great understatement. Those of you who were blessed to be touched by her, understand the imprint that she left on the heart of this community. Diana’s undying loyalty, respect and love will forever be cherished by her friends and family. Her sole purpose in life was to bring Glory to God in all that she did, and we know that she is united in Heaven with her parents that preceeded her death, Sam(father) and Leah(mother) Heinrich.
Diana is lovingly survived by her husband, Mike; children, Nate (Heidi) Shaddick, Justin (Erin) Shaddick, and Sarah (Ryan) Cross; grandchildren, Isaiah and Ella Shaddick, Halle, Hannah and Noah Shaddick and Micah and Natalie Cross; her siblings, Steve (Jess), Larry (Rita), Char, Doug (Larissa), Sam (Beth) and Rob (Elizabeth) Heinrich; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at Mitchell Berean Church in Mitchell with Pastor Curt Holzworth officiating. Reception to follow at the church. Cremation has taken place according to her wishes. The service will be livestreamed and recorded to Diana’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com Memorials may be made to 11:13 Ministries.
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