DIANE LYNN LAKIES, 66, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born March 16, 1951, in Flint, Mich., a daughter of the late Calvin Jennings and Ethelyn Mae Hale Stevens. The father of her children, Len Allen Lakies, also preceded her in death. She was a registered nurse, having worked at St. Mary's Hospital. Diane was a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church and also attended Fenton First Baptist Church in Fenton, Mich. She was a loving, joyous and vibrant woman. Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law, Deanne and Gary Ransbottom of Glenwood, W.Va., Lesha and Terry Chapman of Huntington, and Kristen and Andrew Greene of Winfield, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Lisa Lakies of Christchurch, New Zealand; six grandchildren, Evalena Hart, Sydney Ransbottom, Jacob and Molly Chapman, Zoe and Gracelynn Greene; three brothers, Richard Stevens and his wife Cathy (Goralka) of Manteno, Ill., Michael Stevens of Linden, Mich., and Rodney Stevens of Fenton, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews and special cousins. There will be private family services. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society in her name, and condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com .
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