Obituaries 5-7

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM.

Kathryn Dianne Sconiers

Kathryn Dianne Sconiers, 64 of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., was called home by her Lord and Savior on May 3, 2013, while surrounded by her family and friends at UAB in Birmingham, Ala. Beloved wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, Dianne was born on Oct. 25, 1948, in DeFuniak Springs.

Dianne is preceded in death by her father, Capt. George W. Brown.

Dianne grew up in Freeport, Fla., where she graduated from Freeport High School in 1967. Dianne was a member of Freeport First Baptist Church and she worked as a local hairdresser for more than 38 years until she retired due to her health and also to devote more time to her grandchildren and their activities. Nanny, as her five grandchildren lovingly called her, never missed one of their sporting events, beauty pageants, birthday parties or school assemblies. Each of them held a special place in her heart.

Dianne will be remembered by most as a fabulous cook. One could never visit her home without leaving with a special treat in hand, and Dianne rarely visited her friends or family without bringing along a delicious dish to share. Dianne's signature gumbo was always a hit at gatherings of family and friends.

Mostly, however, Dianne will be remembered as a selfless mother and grandmother who taught her daughters and grandchildren the importance of hard work, unconditional love, the value of family, and God's love.

Dianne is survived by her mother, Loma Mae Brown of Freeport, and her loving and devoted husband of 32 years, Paul Sconiers. Dianne will be truly missed by many. There is no stronger bond than that of a mother and her daughter. She leaves behind two daughters, Patsy Caudill Myrick and husband, Mike, of Freeport and Teri Sconiers Irwin and husband, Mike, of Baker, Fla. Dianne will be especially missed by her five precious grandchildren, Collin Myrick, Mary Kathryn Myrick, Courtney Fountain, Sarah Hudson and Taylor Irwin. Dianne is survived by two sisters, Lisa Young and husband, Harold, and Wanda Bird, and her husband, James. Dianne also leaves behind one brother, Mac Brown and his wife, Lisa. Dianne is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

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