Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Dianah Lynn (Galvin) Birdwell


Dianah Lynn (Galvin) Birdwell, 60, of Sullivan, passed away July 31, 2016 at her residence.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family graveside services will be held. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln has been entrusted with her care.

Dianah was born November 21, 1955 in Pana, IL., the daughter of Carl Galvin and Patricia McCarty. She married Phillip Dean “Herb” Birdwell on December 18, 1976 in Latham, he survives.

She enjoyed garage sales, hunting for a bargain, arrow head hunting, going for walks and being in nature, 4 wheeler riding, and was an avid pool player. She loved spending time with her friends and family.

Surviving are her husband Phillip Dean “Herb” Birdwell of Sullivan, daughter Brandy (Tim) White of Athens, grandchildren: Dev’n Gentry, Kyle Birdwell, Kole Miller, Blayne Birdwell, Haleigh White, and Kamdyn Birdwell; 2 great grandchildren; siblings: Carl Galvin, David (Sandy) Galvin, Barbara (Jerry) LaDue, Debra (Wayne) Woolen, Michael (Linda) Galvin, Terry (Jenny) Galvin, Vicky (Dennis) Fabor, and Roger Cox. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step father George Cox, son Billy Dean Birdwell, and sister Patty Sue Galvin.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Hospice.

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