On Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, Diana M. Farley died suddenly at her home in Harper, West Virginia.
She was 74 years old.
A native of Eccles, Diana graduated from Trap Hill High School. Following graduation, she attended Marshall University in Huntington, where she received a degree in Elementary Education.
After graduation, Diana began her teaching career at Eccles Elementary School. Upon the closing of the school, she moved to Fairdale Elementary, Diana had 33 years in the Raleigh County school system. She was a beloved third grade teacher.
After retiring from Raleigh county schools, Diana has been a substitute teacher for the past 14 years, the majority of that teaching was in Fayette County. Diana felt Oak Hill High School was a part of her family since she cared deeply for the staff and students. She would say, “They are great and I love working there.” We her family fell sure Oak Hill High are very sad and will miss Diana deeply.
Diana was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Cottle of Eccles and her husband, Delmer Farley.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Delisa Patton of Harper and Huntington, West Virginia and her two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Pugh and Alexis Pugh both of Harper and Tampa, Florida; there are four great grandsons, Easton, Noah, Jace and Carter Ballew.
A “Service of Remembrance” to honor the life of Diana will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at 5:00 pm