Diane Kay McCarthy was born July 23, 1954 at Freeman, SD to Edward and Kathleen (Gortmaker) McCarthy. In 1957 she moved with her family to Mitchell. Diane attended and graduated from the Crippled Children’s Hospital and School in Sioux Falls in 1972. She resided in Sioux Falls until moving to Mitchell in 1999. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Diane loved dogs, embroidering, listening to music and watching TV, especially Charlie Brown, Mayberry RFD and I Love Lucy. Diane did not let her handicap slow her down in anyway, she was very independent.
She is survived by her mother, Kathleen MCarthy of Mitchell, two sisters: Bonnie (Fred) Shank and Patty (Denny Evers) McCarthy of Mitchell, one nephew, Chad Shank of Minneapolis, one niece, Lindsey Shank of Mitchell and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward.
A Memorial fund is being established.