Born on Jan. 15, 1952, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late David and Doris (Brown) Hill.
She was a 1970 Caston High School graduate and a graduate of Indiana Central College (University of Indianapolis).
On Nov. 5, 1983, she married Jon C. Donathen.
Diana was a former school teacher who had taught in Kansas and at Kewanna and Rochester schools. She was a former magazine distributor and she had been formerly employed at Kauffman Engineering in Logansport.
She was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church. Diana was very active with the Boy Scouts of America where she served as a Den Mother and Assistant Scout Master. She also worked on the Sagamore Council and as an Advisor and Vigil in the Order of the Arrow.
Diana loved the theater and had been a member of several performance groups that toured the United States and Europe. She was also a member of the Fulton County Players and that is where she met her husband Jon.
She enjoyed reading, horses, and classic movies.
Survivors include her husband: Jon C. Donathen, Grass Creek; sons: Matthew J. Donathen, Grass Creek; and Alexander W. (Jennifer) Donathen, Logansport; soon to be born granddaughter: Astraea Diana Donathen; siblings: David J. (Marcia) Huffman, Indianapolis; Carol S. Huffman, Logansport; and Roger E. (Dena) Hill, Afton, Okla.; brother-in-law: Larry (Joyce) Donathen, Franklin; and sister-in-law: Susan (Kenneth) Hamman, Winamac.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Grass Creek United Methodist Church with Pastor David Sommers officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Diana’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America and/or Grass Creek United Methodist Church. Rans Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.