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Diane Susan Atkins

October 23, 1950 - August 4, 2016

Diane Susan Atkins, 65, of Port Richey, FL, passed away August 4th, 2016, surrounded by her loving family while in the care of HPH Hospice.    She was born October 23, 1950 to Carol “Stink” Billings and Ruth Fecho in Niles, MI.  She came to Florida in 2006 with her husband, Claude, from Eau Claire, MI.

Diane had a lifelong love of children, which was evidenced by her life’s work as the owner and operator of a day care in Michigan for over 30 years.  She also owned a day care in Florida for a short time before deciding to retire.  Another of Diane’s loves was crocheting.  She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Holiday.

Diane is preceded in death by her father, Carol “Stink” Billings.  She is survived by her beloved, husband of 14 years, Claude Atkins, Jr; mother, Ruth Billings; daughters: Tracy Taylor (Jeremy Powell), Tammy Taylor (Brian Collins), and Candy Briney (Marc); son, Sean Taylor; step-son, Ryan Atkins; brother, Alan Billings; sister, Debbie Shembarger (Norbert); 8 grandchildren, and many more family members and dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held in remembrance of Diane at 4pm on Monday, August 8th, 2016 at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Monday, August 8, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm


Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Come together to share in remembering the life of Diane with family and friends.  Pastor Joel Swartz officiating.

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