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Dianna Shahan Smith

November 16, 1943 — April 12, 2022

Dianna Smith, 78, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Hilltop Park Nursing Home in Weatherford. Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022 in White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at White’s Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests memorials in Dianna’s memory to the American Kidney Foundation and Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Dianna was born November 16, 1943 in Weatherford, daughter of Willis and Helen Davlin Shahan. She grew up in Weatherford and graduated from Weatherford High School in 1962. Dianna went on to earn her Associates Degree from Weatherford College in 1971. She continued her education by earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 1974 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1976 from Texas Woman’s University. During the late 60’s, Dianna began losing her vision and was diagnosed with retnituspigmatosis. She learned to type before being declared legally blind in the early 70’s. Afterwards she earned her degrees from Texas Woman’s University and attended Chris Cole Rehabilitation for the Blind in Austin, to learn skills such as braille and walking with a cane. Dianna worked for the Texas Commission for the Blind and the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind as a Rehabilitation Teacher. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church. Her family and God were the center of her life. Dianna was a Baylor fan, her husband's alma mater. She enjoyed listening to sports radio, drinking iced diet cokes, and her favorite activity was playing with her grand and great-grandchildren. Dianna was known for her determination and devotion to the service of others. Over the years, Dianna has touched many lives, and she will be missed by all who knew her. Dianna is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Helen Shahan; brothers, Anthony and Stephen Shahan; and husband, Farris R. Smith, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Thompson and husband, Charlie, of Willow Park; grandchildren, Dakota Thompson of Weatherford, and Ashley Shields-Tillery of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Joby Shields, Dylan Tillery, and Raeleigh Groves; and special friend, Wanda Edwards. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Envoy Hospice for their service.
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Visitation

Sunday, April 17, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

White's Funeral Home -Weatherford

130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford, TX 76086

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 18, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Interment

Monday, April 18, 2022

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