Diannia Gwynn (Bottorff) Smith
Diannia Gwynn (Bottorff) Smith, 76, of Memphis, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019. She enjoyed attending classic car shows with her husband, as well as playing Bunco and getting together with her friends from grade school.
She was born on April 15, 1943 in Jeffersonville, Indiana to the late Russell and Hazel (Willis) Bottorff. Diannia was also preceded in death by her sister, Gailean Carroll; and grandson, Joseph Knox.
Diannia is survived by her husband of nearly 56 years, Boyd Smith; children, Russell Smith (Cathy), Julie Scholl (Noel), Damon Smith (Missy); sister, Donna Hale (Gary); grandchildren, Tara Bowen (Cody), Katy Smith, Olivia Foss (Garrett), Tanner Scholl, Wyatt Smith; and great-granddaughters, Evelyn and Eleanor.
Cremation was chosen following Diannia's wishes. A reception of family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with her memorial service taking place at 3:00 p.m.
Contributions in Diannia's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205) or the American Cancer Society (1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 104, Louisville, KY 40223). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on December 24, 2019


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Mary Ann Cox Broach
Feb 04, 2020
Dear Boyd and Donna,
My heart is heavy when I read this. Diannia and I were friends since we were young girls. We went to school and church together. Since we've moved around various places and lived in VA the last 42 years, we've not kept in touch but I'll always remember my childhood friend that always had a smile on her face and not in one bit looked like her twin sister! Diannia and Donna are a large part of my wonderful childhood memories. I'm so glad that my husband who grew up on Louisville checks the obituaries every once in a while saw this or I wouldn't have known. Our sincere condolences to all of your family.
Angela Jones
Jan 14, 2020
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm Gailean's granddaughter (Alesa's daughter), and I can only wish that I couldve gotten to know my great aunt beyond the stories my mamaw and mom have told me. She was a beautiful woman and will be remembered. I love you all, no matter how far away.
Linda Merk
Dec 24, 2019
Boyd and family,
So sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.