Funeral services for Diana Maryla Muir, 71, of Purcell were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mrs. Muir went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 after a brief illness.
Diana was born April 1, 1948, in Fulton, Kentucky. She was the oldest of two children born to R. B. Willingham and Mary Ann (Rooney) Willingham. Diana grew up in Hampton, Virginia and graduated from Kecaughtan High School in 1966.
She later married John Tillie and together they raised two daughters, Deanna and Kristina. She lived in various states before moving to the Houston, Texas area.
Diana worked hard as a homemaker and as a floral designer. While living in Houston, she worked for Michael’s, Amber’s and later Randall’s Grocery as a floral designer. While living in Texas, Diana met and fell in love with Jerry Muir. They were married on Nov. 25, 1995 in Houston. For a number of years, Diana and Jerry owned and operated their own wedding chapel and floral design called “Muir Wedding Gardens.” She even published a book on “How to Budget the Perfect Wedding.”
In 2004, Diana and Jerry moved to the Purcell and Maysville area to be close to her daughters. It wasn’t long before Diana became a member of the Purcell First Baptist Church. Diana was a faithful Christian and loved children. For many years she taught third and fourth grade Sunday school and sang in the church choir. She was involved in Christmas programs, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival events and helping with church decorations.
One of Diana’s favorite hobbies was doing macramé, spoiling her dogs, feeding her outdoor wild birds and going camping with Jerry and their friends from church. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, R. B. Willingham; mother, Mary Ann Turner and one brother, Danny Willingham.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Muir of the home in Purcell; two daughters, Deanna Green and husband, Shane, of Maysville and Kristina Tate of Maysville; three grandchildren, Cheyenne Dawley and husband, Jonathan, and Carsen and Ty Green; one uncle, James H. Rooney Jr. of Arizona and several other loving relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.