CAMBRIDGE -- The beautiful voice of Diane Lee Whitehair, 42, will live among our hearts and forever be heard from Heaven.
Diane went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic after a courageous battle with leukemia.
She was born Feb. 18, 1969, in Coshocton, to Pastor Roger and the late Jennie Bourne.
She married her husband of 10 years, James L. Whitehair, on Oct. 21, 2000, and two years later, was blessed with a daughter, Lily Rose.
Diane's life was filled with music. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Muskingum University, where she remained an active alumni her entire life. During her time at the university, she studied under Professor Robert O. Jones.
She shared her own personal testimony in an inspiring way through her words and song at many local churches. She was the past president of the Cambridge Performing Arts Centre, where she starred in many theatrical productions. She was also a member of the Cambridge Singers for 13 years.
Diane was a client assistant at Wells Fargo Financial Advisors, and was previously employed at US Bank and the East Guernsey School District.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Susan Bourne.
She is survived by her father, Pastor Roger Bourne of Newcomerstown; two brothers, Robert (Karen) Bourne of Newcomerstown and John (Jennifer) Bourne of Kimbolton; a sister, Linda (Bryan) Davis of Newcomerstown; and members of the Whitehair family, Jack (Joan) Whitehair of Cambridge, Melanie (Randy) Moore of Dubois, Pa., Terry (Sharon) Whitehair of Lake Milton, Joyce (Mark) Secrest of Cambridge, and Ellen (Robert) Wilson of Byesville; her best friend, Kathy Pattison of New Concord; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were June 22 at the First Baptist Church, Cambridge. The Rev. Mark Smith, Dave Wilson and Debi Smith officiated.
Burial was in the Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge.
Flowers will be accepted. A college fund has been established at US Bank for Lily.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com.