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Diana McIntyre Ross

November 10, 1949 November 25, 2018
Diana McIntyre Ross
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Obituary for Diana McIntyre Ross

LEXINGTON- Diana McIntyre Ross, 69 passed away Sunday, November 25 after a brief illness.

She was born in Fleming County on November 10, 1949, the second daughter of the late Cecil McIntyre and late Virginia Legg McIntyre of Hilltop, Ky. In 1988 Diana, her husband Terrell and two daughters Carrie and Amanda left Flemingsburg and moved to Lexington.
Lexington quickly became home for Diana and her family and where she developed a love for the Gratz Park area, which was her home for 17 years. After her daughter Amanda’s death in 2009, Diana’s grace and determination could be seen in the many ways she fought to improve and protect the lives of other Domestic Violence victims. First with Amanda’s Law, passed in 2010, followed by assisting Sheriff Kathy Witt in opening Amanda’s Center in 2012. She was also a member of the “Speak Up, Stand Up” campaign for the Fayette County Sheriff’s office and a big fundraising champion for GreenHouse17.
Diana will be fondly remembered for her strong friendships, impeccable sense of style, passion for travel, cooking skills, and her special knack for interior design.

Diana is survived by her eldest daughter Carrie Ross, along with her grandson Ross Reid both of Lexington. In addition, Diana is survived by her sister Sandra (Vernon) Pelfrey of Harrodsburg, her brother, Brooks (Melanie) McIntyre of Ewing, as well as by her in-laws Steve Donovan and Tommy and Mary Ann Ross. Diana is also survived by nieces and nephews; Brent Donovan, Heather (Jason) McGinnis, Josh (Jessica) Peck, Corey (Karissa) Peck, and Haley McIntyre. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Mac with Carrie and Ross.

Diana was preceded in death by her husband of 42-year Terrell Ross, her daughter Amanda Ross, her sister Linda Donovan, and nephew Nick Peck.

Graveside Rights are Saturday, December 1, 11:30am at the Lexington Cemetery with a reception immediately following at the home of her treasured friends, Elvis and Geneva Donaldson in Gratz Park.
In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations can be made to GreenHouse 17 of Lexington, Ky, GreenHouse17.org.

Care Cremation and Funeral Service are entrusted with final care.


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