January 4, 1959 ~ June 18, 2022

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

My Sister Golden Heart

By Mary Ruth Stankovich

June 18, 2022, our family lost the caregiver of the family.

Diane was always taking care of someone.  If anyone in the family was in the hospital, she would be there day and night.  When our mother was in the last few years of her life, it was Diane who was there 24/7.  She quit her job to care for her until the end.  I was very thankful to her for that and made sure I told her many times.

When she wasn’t helping the sick, she was helping raise her grandchildren.  It was always a blessing knowing you could go to work, and your children were safe.  Diane was a year older than I, and we would fight like sisters do.  Diane was soft-hearted so her feelings got hurt, but when someone picked on her, I would fight her battles for her.

On the day we lost my sister, I think her big heart just gave out.  Her youngest son Eric Davenport passed away Jan. 10, 2021, then her oldest granddaughter Aryonia Davenport passed Nov 28, 2021, and on top of all our brother Lonnie Davenport had gotten very close to her to help her get through, then on Feb 2, 2022, we lost Lonnie too.

The family just doesn’t know what we are going to do without her.  We started out a big family, Lonnie, Barbara, Billy, Sandy, Mike, Diane, her twin brother Dennis, and me, Mary.

Her son Jason Davenport and daughter Tonya Jones are going to be lost as well as and her many grandkids, great-grandkids, and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by Father James Davenport, Mother Florence Davenport, Husband David Jones, Siblings Lonnie Davenport, Barbara Kneeland, Billy Davenport, Sandy Monday and Mike Davenport, Son Eric Scott Davenport, Granddaughter Aryonia Unique Davenport.

Survivors Son Jason Paul Davenport, Daughter Tonya Nicole Jones, Son-in-Law Juanta Beasley, Grandchildren Alexis, DahMauria, Erica, Erin, Alyssia, Sanaa, great-grandchildren Royal and Rylan.



Visitation: June 27, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: June 27, 2022 3:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

    • What a joy Diane was to be around. She always uplifted my spirits. Prayers for this beautiful loving family.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss Ruthie. I have always remembered Diane fondly through the years from when we were younger. My best to Dennis and your family.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loads. My prayers are with all the family as this is so hard to handle at this time. I do pray for strength, and peace within your heart. ❤️

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