Mrs. Diana R. Dowdy

November 17, 1962 ~ July 13, 2021 (age 58)


Mrs. Diana R. Dowdy, 58, of Springfield, Illinois, died peacefully at St. John’s Hospital on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Diana was born on November 17, 1962, in Galesburg, Illinois, as the daughter of Melvan and Charlene Higgins. Along the way, Diana met the love of her life and married Clint Dowdy on August 13, 1999, in Springfield.

She is survived by her father, Melvan, her husband, Clint, three wonderful children: Pamela Novak of Chatham, Illinois, Michael (Jennifer) Novak of Eserto, Florida, and John Novak of Hannibal, Missouri, her brother, Melvan (Kay) Higgins Jr., and her two sisters, Doreen Benson, and Darlene (Chris) Plue. Diana is also survived by her four beautiful grandchildren: Jaiden Dibble, Mary Jane Novak, Violet Mika Novak, and Gwendolyn Novak. She was preceded in death by her mother, Charlene.

Diana worked as a hostess/server for numerous restaurants in Springfield. Diana spent her free time searching for new candy dishes to add to her collection. However, nothing beat going to The Curve Inn to spend time with friends and family, enjoying the food and drinks while listening to the live music in the beer garden, it was her favorite spot.

Cremation has been accorded and services have been held under the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home in Springfield on July 19th, 2021. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Galesburg is honored to serve the family. A memorial photo album can be located at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com and online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

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