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Diane Chaffin, a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, was born on April 18, 1956, and passed away peacefully on November 5, 2023. Known for interesting personality, loving nature, and passionate spirit, she leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will continue to inspire those who knew her. Diane was born and raised in Grand Rapids, where she spent her entire life. She attended Grand Rapids Community College, proving herself as a diligent student who was not only interested in her studies but also passionate about knowledge and learning. Her education paved the way for her successful career at the C&O Railroad, where she was respected and admired by her colleagues for her dedication and hard work.
Those who knew Diane will remember her foe her love of reading and writing. She was an avid fan of Michael and Janet Jackson, and her love for their music was contagious. Diane's fondness for taking long, peaceful walks, often accompanied by the tunes of her favorite artists, was another aspect of her personality that made her so unique. Despite her many interests, Diane's greatest love was undoubtedly her family. She had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews and she cherished every moment spent with them. Daine Chaffin was a woman of many interests and passions, but what set her apart was her interesting personality. She had a way of making even the most ordinary things seem fascinating. She was also incredibly loving, always ready to offer a word of encouragement or a helping hand. Her passion was evident in everything she did, whether it was her work at the C&O Railroad, her love for reading, writing, or her devotion to her family.
In the words of the great Helen Kelle, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-- they must be felt with the heart."
Diane lived by these words, experiencing life with her whole heart and inspiring others to do the same. She touched the hearts of many with her love and kindness, and her memory will continue to live on in those she left behind. Diane's life was a testament to her interesting. loving, and passionate nature. She left a lasting impact on everyone she met and her spirit will continue to inspire those who knew her. Though she is no longer with us, her memory will live on, reminding us of the beauty of life and the importance of live and kindness. Diane Chavon will truly be missed, and she leaves in passing.
(Proceeded in death) Parents: Ollie Beatrice Chaffin, Jessie Chaffin, sister: Dr. Shere Osterele Chaffin, brother: Lee Estes Chaffin, siblings: Mildred Louise Pinder (Curtis), Bettie Jean Saffore, Iris Chaffin, Jessie willie Chafin, Linda Nore Kilgore (Theodore), Nieces and Nephews: LaSheree Pinder, Chenique Pinder, Duayne Saffore, Catina Saffore, Carolyn Pinder, Darnell Pinder, Cory Scott, great nieces and nephews; Jamichael Pinder, Jeffery Agnew, Donovan Ponder, Ashley Pinder, Jessica Chaffin, Lee Jr. Chaffin, Matthew Chaffin, Brandon Pinder, Cheyenne Pinder, Tehya Cutting, Ameire Wingfield, Nash Wingfield, and a lot more cousins and greats and special friend Harold Pearson.