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Diane L. (Sparr) McKibbin

September 17, 1968 — August 26, 2021



Diane L. McKibbin, 52, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday August 26, 2021 at Center for Hospice in Mishawaka. Diane was born on September 17, 1968 in Elkhart to Thomas Eugene and Judy Kay Sparr. She married Jeff McKibbin on August 14, 2001 in Jamaica.

Diane graduated from Concord High School class of 1987 and attended Ball State University. She formerly worked at Carpenter Company, Doors & Drawers, Carrera Custom Painting and Speedgrip Chuck Company. Diane enjoyed scrap booking. She enjoyed being a loving wife, to Jeff and raising their children and spending time with children. She helped volunteer at her children school. Her favorite past-time was spending time boating with her family and friends on the St. Joseph River.

Diane is survived by her husband Jeff; their children, Jessica Blake Chadwick, Garrett Thomas McKibbin and Spencer Loy McKibbin, her mom Judy Kay Sparr and her good friends. She was preceded in death by her father Thomas Eugene Sparr.

A celebration of Diane’s life will be held from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday September 18, 2021 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Diane to Cancer Resources for Elkhart County, 23971US 33, Elkhart, IN 46517 or Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Center for Hospice Care Foundation
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545

Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 US 33 East, Elkhart IN 46517

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