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Diana Lyn Fordham

Oct 26, 2017


September 22, 1952 - October 24, 2017

Diana Lyn Fordham, age 65, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Interment will be held at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa at a later date. A general memorial has been established. Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Diana's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

Diana was born September 22, 1952 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Jerry Bruce and Shirley Ann (Gay) Stout. She was united in marriage to Steven M. Fordham on February 22, 1980 in Norfolk, Va.

Diana served honorably in the United States Navy during Vietnam and served as a missionary in Japan from 1970 to 1974. Diana was a homemaker and a member of Prairie Flower Baptist Church in Washington.

She is survived by her husband, Steven Fordham of Washington, Iowa; daughter, Esther Vazquez of Gosher, Ind.; daughter, Sarah Fordham of Washington, Iowa; daughter, Ruth Melvin of Texas; mother, Shirley Lockwood of Savannah, Ill.; and two grandchildren: Marcos and Maya Vazquez.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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