Diane Marie Mixon

Diane Marie MixonDiane Marie Mixon, 64 died September 6, 2021, in her home. She was born March 16, 1957, in Jackson, MI, the daughter of Robert J. and Barbara A (Hoard) Leahy.

Diane graduated from Sexton High School and subsequently attended nursing school at Lansing Community College becoming a registered nurse. She served her patients with passion in multiple areas throughout her career, including Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and later in Addiction Medicine. She married her long-time love, Mark Mixon, recently celebrating 32 years of marriage. Diane was an amazing mother, wife, grandmother, and nurse, and above all else, a good person.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Elizabeth, and two brothers, Steven and Timothy. Surviving in addition to her husband Mark O’Dell Mixon, are her daughters Mollie Devenbaugh-Mixon and her husband Eric of Florissant, MO, Amanda Peitsch and her husband Jay of Lansing, MI, her son Mark Anthony Mixon and his wife, Amanda, of Fort Collins, CO; 7 grandchildren, Landon Devenbaugh, Brody Devenbaugh, Mark L. Mixon, Julius Peitsch, Anna Mixon, Luke Peitsch, and Kolten Devenbaugh; two brothers, Robert Leahy and his wife Rebecca, of Lansing, Peter Leahy and his wife Molly, of Portland, and three sisters, Deborah Leahy, of Lansing, Patricia Danko and her husband Andrew, of Grand Blanc, and Theresa Chesney and her husband Kevin, of Jackson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Diane will be deeply missed by her loved ones. A private celebration of her life will be held for her family.

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Annie Smith
September 8, 2021 at 11:35 am

Diane was a wonderful and compassionate human being. This world wont be the same without her. She will truly be missed.

Desiree Buchanan
September 8, 2021 at 11:54 am

Diana is my hero. She had a great heart and all she wanted was people to succeed in whatever direction they chose to go in there life. She was always there to learn on when you needed.
She will be greatly missed.
Rest Easy now

Linda & Art Giffen
September 8, 2021 at 4:48 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was a great lady!

Jeanne M. Kapenga, M.D.
September 9, 2021 at 6:07 am

Mark and family:
I am so sorry for your loss and extend my sincere sympathy to each of you. Not only was Diane a bright light so full of energy and life, she was beloved for her compassionate care and helping those in time of need. She was truly a people-person and enjoyed using her gifts in making things just a little bit better for others. Hers was truly a life well-lived and I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April Richey
September 9, 2021 at 12:08 pm

Diane you will truley be missed! You are “Beautiful” on the inside & outside I will miss you so so much… . You always brought a smile to my face & let everyone know that you really cared about us and I Thank You so much for that!!! I will miss your smile & wisdom. Thank you for being you! My prayers are with your family. God bless you all.

Sarah stables
September 12, 2021 at 12:50 am

Mark and family I saw Dianne on a weekly basis, she often spoke about all of you and how much she loved you. Dianne would tell me of the wonderful trips she would take to visit her children & grandchildren. She could always brighten your day with her beautiful smile.
You will truly be missed Dianne, & always in my heart; thank you for all your support.

Judi Suess
September 15, 2021 at 8:40 pm

I had the privilege of working with Diane for about 3 years. Diane was knowledgeable, compassionate, hardworking, and always willing to go the extra mile so that our patients would do as well as they possibly could in their often challenging lives. Diane would never compromise giving excellent care to the patients. I enjoyed being with her as a colleague, teaching and learning, and as a friend. My prayers and good wishes to Mark and all of Diane’s family.
Judi Suess, MD, MPH


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