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Diane Bandy

Birth Date: June 4, 1940
Death Date: July 13, 2017

Diane Bandy, 77, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at McKinley Court.
Diane was born June 4, 1940, in Decatur, to Harold Gale and Betty Ann (Rucker) Rhodes. She married Robert K. Bandy on June 15, 1959, in Decatur. He passed away August 18, 2016. Diane received her Master’s degree in Psychology and was a Professional Counselor for Macon Resources, volunteered for the Red Cross, Counseled for Growing Strong and was a Grief Counselor. Diane was an avid Raggedy Ann and Andy Collector, Cubs Fan and absolutely loved animals.
She is survived by her son, Anthony (Kristina) Bandy of Decatur; five grandchildren, Beau Kallenbach, Jade Kallenbach, Erykah Bandy, Clayten Bandy and Adonnis Bandy; and her son-in-law, Leon Kallenbach of Blue Mound.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; and her daughter, Robin D. Kallenbach.
Honoring Diane Bandy’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. No services are planned at this time. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at Memorials may be directed to Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Incorporated 8794 West Wise Road, Warrensburg, IL 62573

No Services Scheduled
July 14, 2017
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. We were so sorry to read that Diane had passed away. She & Bob were special people. We met them in a Sunday school class at Grace United Methodist years ago. We're thinking of the family. Rick & Linda Thomas

  2. I am sorry to read of Diane's passing. She was a wonderful lady. It was my privilege to know her and her family during my years at Grace United Methodist Church in Decatur. They were all wonderful people. My sincere sympathy to all her family. You shall be in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings

  3. Sincere condolences to the family of Diane Bandy. She will be well remembered for her kindness and generosity. I hope you find comfort in the memories of this wonderful woman.
    In Sympathy,
    Lora Dills
    Retired, Macon Resources

  4. I don't know how this happened but this comment was made by Jane Turner Tuesday at about 6:10pm, not Karen Randolph

  5. My experience of Diane was that of a very gracious and kind person with a very strong and interesting intellect. I am fortunate to have counted her as one of my closest friends. I will miss her so very much. My sincerest condolences to Anthony and family and Leon and family.
    Jane Turner

  6. Diane was one of the most thoughtful, generous people I've ever known. I will miss her kind heart and her friendship tremendously. My heart is sad, but I know her soul has found peace. Happy ever-after, Diane!

  7. I'm sorry for what the family is going through. I want you to know that Diane meant a lot to me. I will sure miss her. I can't put into words how much she meant to me.

    Sharon Fox

  8. I have wonderful memories of my grade school and high school friend and neighbor, Diane. She was intelligent, had a great sense of humor and was always kind. We were friends and I am a better person for having known her.
    L. Jean Dady

  9. Anthony,

    I wanted you to know how kind and caring your mother was to my husband and I early in our marriage. She was a great role model, friend and co-worker from the Northtown Bank days. While the years have slipped by and I haven't seen her for awhile, she was always in my heart. She will be dearly missed.

    Our sincere sympathy for your loss,
    Marlene & Charlie Lynch

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