Dianne Kaye McCarty of Aurora, Illinois passed away (21 Jan 2015) at 70 years of age and entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father and Lord.

Dianne McCarty is survived by her loving family including her sister, Marilyn Cullen; her brothers Charles McCarty (Kathryn) and John William McCarty II (Terri); her nieces Jessica Cullen Emerson (Quentin) and Caitlin McCarty Keller (Jeremy); her nephew John Michael McCarty, her great-nieces EllaGrace Emerson and Ryann Olivia Keller, and her devoted friend and caregiver Denise Pryor.

Dianne was born on August 13, 1944 in Princeton, Indiana to John William and Kathryn McCarty, and she spent her childhood in rural Ft. Branch, Indiana and attended school in Owensville, Indiana.

Dianne graduated from the University of Evansville and completed a Masters of Arts in music from Northwestern University. Dianne served as the music director and organist of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Aurora, Illinois for 32 years, in addition to her work at the Federal Reserve Bank and Wheaton College. Her interest in Welsh and other Celtic cultures took many forms as she learned to speak Welsh, enjoyed trips to Wales, and participated in multiple Welsh societies, including the Welsh Women's Club of America. Dianne remained a regular participant of various committees at her alma mater, the University of Evansville, and she was recently elected to lifetime membership on the Harlaxton Society Board of Directors. Dianne McCarty lived a full life as she used her many gifts for the benefit of others. Her musical talents and love for culture enriched the lives of her family, friends, and coworkers. Her quick wit, strength, determination and friendship will be missed.

Funeral Services will be held for Dianne at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Aurora at 11:00 am, Monday January 26, 2015, with visitation from 6 to 8pm on Sunday January 25 at Dieterle Memorial Home in Montgomery.

Burial will be at Dianne's home church, Blythe Chapel United Methodist Church, Owensville, Indiana, at 12:00 noon, Wednesday January 28th, with visitation 2 hours prior at Blythe Chapel.

Holders Funeral Home in Owensville is handling local arrangements.