Obituary of Dianne Violet Daugherty
DIANNE VIOLET (SHAFFER) DAUGHERTY, 72, of The Colony, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2021 in Carrollton, Texas. Dianne was born in Champaign, Illinois on March 12, 1948 to Paul Shaffer and Barbara (Nunn) Shaffer. She went to high school at Paxton Community High School in Paxton, Illinois and graduated in 1966. She was married to Patrick Daugherty of Mattoon, Illinois in September of 1968 in Paxton, IL and had two sons, John Wayne and Paul David. Dianne went to college later in life and graduated Cum Laude with her Associate Degree in Applied Science in May of 2001 from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Dianne lived the first part of her life in Illinois, living in Paxton, Villa Grove and Tuscola. In 1990, she and her husband and children moved to Texas where she and her husband lived in Waxahachie until 2002. In 2002, she and her husband moved to Birmingham, AL where they lived until her husband’s retirement in 2013. After his retirement, they moved back to Waxahachie, Texas, where she resided until 2016. The last few years, due to her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, she lived in assisted living and memory care in Frisco, TX and Carrollton, TX, where she was living when she passed. Dianne, while primarily a homemaker and mother while her children were growing up, worked various jobs from dental assistant to accounting clerk, which was her position when she retired in 2012. Dianne was a devoted follower of Christ and was an active church member in a local church wherever she lived, most recently she was a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. She wrote this short personal Christian testimony in 2001: “I had a life-changing experience at a very young age. I also had parents that had a life-changing experience early in their marriage. I have felt the Lord’s guidance and wisdom in the decisions in my life. I have recently experienced His guidance in going back to college, and now have my Associates Degree. I couldn’t have reached that goal without the Lord’s wisdom and guidance through the entire process. I know for certain that if I were to die today that I would go to Heaven.” Dianne is survived by her two sons, John, and his wife Bonnie of The Colony, Texas, and Paul, and his wife Mikie of Denison, Texas and her grandchildren, Rachel and Joshua both of The Colony Texas and her grandson, Owen of Denison Texas, her sister, Lisa Auterson of Melvin, Illinois and her brother Terry Shaffer of Holiday, Florida and numerous nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Patrick Daugherty, her parents, Paul and Barbara Shaffer, her brother Gary Shaffer and many other loved ones and friends. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Autumn Leaves of Carrollton for providing her with excellent care the last 2 years. The following poem was written by her son, Paul: Lost You Twice We lost you the first time when your memories slipped away. We lost you a second time when you passed away. I’ll always remember the love you gave to me. Your light shining brightly for all the world to see. You nurtured me and helped me grow. I loved you more than you will ever know. I shall miss you and the smile on your face. I will miss your laughter and your warm embrace. I hope you found peace, no more suffering or pain. Although you left us, your memory will always remain. Love you, Mom!