Diane McEwen
1943 - 2020
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McEwen, Diane

February 28, 1943 - June 5, 2020

Diane McEwen was born on the South Side of Chicago to Mildred Murray. Diane would be the 1st of seven children. Diane graduated from Hirsch High School and studied at Fisk University. Diane married her first husband young and gave birth to her 1st son, Robert T. Waters. Later in life Diane met and married her love and life partner Edward R. McEwen, Jr. after he had returned from the Vietnam War. They proceeded to have two children together and raised all three children on the South Side of Chicago. Among many roles that Diane played in her career, she began Rado Transportation, a Medical Transport Service for the disabled, prior to returning to and retiring from State Farm Insurance. Diane cared for, gave to and touched so many lives throughout her years on earth. Diane was a passionate reader and read several books a week. Edward and Diane were married for 53 years and remained on the South Side of Chicago, but loved to travel and live life with family and friends. Diane's husband passed away seven days after she did on June 12, 2020, but she leaves behind her three strong children, Sheryl B. McEwen, Edward R. McEwen III and Robert T. Waters. Diane leaves behind brothers, sisters, grand and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends whose memory of her will be truly unforgettable and reminisced forever. Diane's unrivaled energy and zest for learning, life and giving will be cherished in all the lives she touched. We take comfort in knowing that she and her husband are together forever in love.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jun. 28, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Ebony L. Austin
June 28, 2020
Diane and I were the very best of friends when we attended Ruggles Elementary School. We went to different high schools and did not see each other that much during those years. After that we went our separate ways. During a visit to Chicago about 5 years ago, we reunited thanks to Emma Young. Even though I had not seen my friend in about 50 years, it was like just yesterday. I never met Ed, but it sounds like they were a good match. Rest in power and peace, my friend. Much love and thanks for all the fabulous childhood memories. Marilyn Ward Davenport
Marilyn Davenport
June 27, 2020
RIP Diane. Its a beautiful journey to have been married 50 + years and then exit together. 115th Carpenter is forever changed by you and Edwards exit. The two of you will certainly be missed.
Diana Demery
June 27, 2020
Sincere condolences and prayers to the entire McEwen and Waters families from the Demery family.
Carolyn Demery
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