Dianna “Lynny” Carper Trace, 73, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Edgewood Manor of Greenfield. She was born in Ray, Ohio, on July 10, 1948, and was a 1966 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a legal secretary in Columbus before starting her family. She enjoyed crocheting along with singing and playing piano, harp, harmonica and guitar. Her greatest fulfillment was attending services at various local churches while living in Wellston.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Johnson Carper, and two sisters: Sara Carper Napper and Sue Carper Sorrell. She is survived by three daughters: Billi Jo Trace Short, Mindi Trace Wooton, and Mary Trace (Jeremy) Roades, all of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren: Eric, Michael, and Joseph Short, Karlene, Brandi, and Nicholas Wooton, and Gabriel Roades; and eight great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Sunday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Ray Cemetery with Rev. Jim McFadden officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Edgewood Manor of Greenfield, 850 Nellie St., Greenfield, Ohio 45123, for their Activity Center. Arrangements are by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.samjenkinsfuneralchapel.com