Diane Ann Rucker

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Diane Ann Rucker was born January 4, 1955, and took Journey into eternity on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at the age of 68. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Diane attended Columbus City Schools and graduated from East High School in 1973. She continued her education at Columbus State Community College. She worked for the Columbus Board of Education for 10 years. She went on to work another 20 years for The City of Columbus, and then she retired. After retirement Diane opened a daycare and she also continued running her cleaning company.

Diane was ambitious and found excitement in any challenge that required discipline and personal growth. She was an advocate for good health and well-being. Pursuing a long-term goal, she was able to obtain a black belt in karate. Through many hours of training, she became a body builder. Although her personal goals were important, her greatest accomplishments were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was known for having a strong relationship with the Lord, her infectious smile and working hard. She was a wonderful mother, an amazing cook, loved shopping, and a great provider. She had an outgoing personality and was loving, caring, and devoted to her family.

Preceded in death by her parents Howard Rucker and Minnie Rucker. Sister, Cindy Cobb and her niece Priscilla Coleman.

She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters; Amika (Donavin) Edwards, Aneka Rucker and Alithia Rucker of Columbus, Ohio. Grandchildren; Antonio Rucker, Aniyah Rucker, Isaiah Rucker, Xavier Rucker, Cameron Crews, Donica Edwards, Donyelle Edwards, Juelz Jones of Columbus, Ohio. Great Grandchildren; Jaden Rucker, Aria Richardson, Karter Rucker, Kylie Rucker of Columbus, Ohio. Sisters; Iona (Sherman) Colman of San Jose, California. Nephew Paul Coleman, Niece Shantel Coleman, other relatives and friends.

She will be truly missed by those who had the pleasure and privilege of loving and knowing her!

He Only Takes the Best

God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around her, and whispered “Come with Me”. With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away. Although we love her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating. Hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He Only Takes the Best. Although her heart stopped beating. Her love will always remain. Her absence puts upon our hearts a very heavy strain. For now, she is in a place of everlasting rest. We just have to understand that God, “He Only Takes the Best”

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, June 22, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Antoinette Dlate

    My condolences to you and and your family. I pray for comfort during this difficult time. Sending positive thoughts and love.

  2. Amika,
    Prayers of comfort to you and your sisters.

    Psalm 147:3
    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

    Our condolences to the family

    Ken and NaCole Davis

  3. Pearl Stewart Perkins

    My condolences to the Rucker Family. She was a beautiful person.

  4. Deanna Montgomery

    Sending prayers to the Rucker family.

    • Our sincere condolences to the Rucker family. Your mom was a beautiful woman. Sending prayers and love to you all.

  5. Amika, Aneka & Alithia, so sorry your lost your beautiful Mom. I pray for each of you and all who knew & loved her to have peace & feel God’s comfort.

  6. Anika, Alithia, Aneka. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. Your mom was so cool. I will be praying for you all.

  7. Della Prather

    Mika, Neka, and Sugar,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. One thing I know for sure about Diane she loved her family hard! This is a void that can only be healed and filled by the Lord. May his peace and love be with you always. Praying for you.

  8. Mike Broadwater

    Our deepest condolences for sister Diane Rucker family.
    Revelation 21:3, 4
    Mike and Marla Broadwater

  9. Deepest condolences to the family. RIH Diane

  10. Rayisha “Nala” Lewis

    Sending Love and Light to Aneka Ameka and Alithia and the family. I was heart broken to hear about your mother Diane please know that her soul will continue to live on as she has Returned the Essence. Love y’all

  11. Christa & Glenn

    Sending Love and Hugs to Aneka, Alithia & Amika and the Family. We are heartbroken about your Mom.
    We pray for comfort in this difficult time.

  12. Sending my sympathies to the family of Sister Diane Rucker. Isaiah 25:8 is a scripture of hope and comfort. “Goodbye for now.”

  13. Natalie Roberts

    Amika and Rucker Family,

    Sending my deepest condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Marilyn LittleJohn

    Sending love to your family

  15. Crystal M Smith

    Ameika, Red, and Sug of behalf of me and my family -we send you, the family love and our prayers.

  16. Diane, was one of the first real friends I met when I moved to Columbus over 40 years ago. She was a go getter, she taught me a few things, she was funny, she was smart, she was serious, but most of all she was always about her business. Just a dynamic person. I’m so sorry for your loss, may she forever rest in heaven.

  17. Rose Williams

    You was always so sweet to me and you were amazing lady I remember when we lived across the street from each other you would say go girl walk-in with your head up high gave me so much confidence in the person I was thank you for that rest in heaven Diane️️ sending my prayers and thoughts with your family and their time of need lord walk with them all

  18. David, Jackie & Connor Moore

    So sorry about Diane. She was a beautiful person, and we loved her. Love and prayers to you all.

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