Diana Marie  Hackworth


Diana Marie Hackworth, 68 years of age passed away on August 23, 2019 in New Albany, IN. She was born January 7, 1951 in Dayton, OH to the late Charles and Betty Martin and graduated from Pittsburg, OH High School. She was a retired law clerk from Phillips Parker Orbeson & Arnett PLC in Louisville and former employee of the Darke County Rescue Squad in Greenville, OH. She was a member of Northside Christian Church in New Albany and along with her parents Diana was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Hile in 1982.

She is survived by her children, Angela Hackworth (Melvin Howell), Martin Hackworth (Samantha), Aaron Hackworth, and Marla Case (Derek), foster daughters, Sandy Sullivan and Suzanne Kraekel, sisters, Linda Gephart, Cheryl Allen (Mark), brothers, Terry Martin (Sandy), and Neal Martin, grandchildren, Melvin Howell, Mason Howell, CJ Lomax, Zack Lomax, Lexi Hackworth, Emma Kennedy, and Emile (Ellie) Kennedy.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday and after 9:00 am Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday at the funeral home chapel with cremation to follow.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com
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Published on August 25, 2019
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Cindy Calloway
Sep 02, 2019
Diane was a very special friend to me. I still have a flower arrangement she made for our room at work. I asked her if I could have it and she said yes of course. Loved her to pieces.
Patty Perry
Aug 28, 2019
We were best friends at the census bureau and shared a locker. You always talked about sewing and making quilts and always talked about your kids and how proud you were of them. You will be missed.
Aug 27, 2019
Every time I see a sunflower, or a giant basket of candy, I will smile and think of Diana, "The Divine Ms. D."
You are so loved, dear lady.
Suzanne (SuzyQ Hurst) Kraekel
Aug 25, 2019
I will miss you desperately. You were my Earth angel and I know that we will be reunited someday. I love you for eternity. ❤️
Moore family
Aug 25, 2019
We are so grateful for the time we had with her this summer at the beach. We sat and talked for hours enjoying each other’s company, enjoying the beautiful weather, the sand, the waves. Aunt Diana was always such a light every time we were with her. I am so sorry we will not be able to attend the services but our hearts are with all of the family as everyone gathers to remember her beautiful life.
Regina (Martin) Sorah
Aug 25, 2019
Aunt Diana your memory will live on, a few words that reflect you during your time on this earth, kindness, family, hard work, loving, laughter, joy, smiling, faithful, strong. Your purpose here fulfilled. Prayers, Support and Peace be over your children and grandchildren. ❤️ You will be missed. Love you ❤️
Donna Powell
Aug 25, 2019
Diana was my best friend for over twenty years. She brought so much love, joy, happiness, and friendship into my life. I will always treasure her and our friendship. She will be missed by everyone who ever knew her. I love you, my friend.
Linda Johanningsmeier
Aug 25, 2019
You and I have shared so much love in raising our children together. You were a great mom and grandma.Dear,dear friend, I will see you again someday. You fought the good fight of faith,now take your prize.
Aug 25, 2019
Mom this is by far one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I will miss you so much and will strive to make you proud each and every day