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Dianne Chandler

Dianne S. Chandler, 68, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, with her sisters at her side.
   She was born on October 7, 1945 in Richmond to Richard E. “Gene” and Janet Hunnicutt Bowmer. Dianne was a 1964 graduate of Williamsburg High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Purdue University in 1968.
   Dianne recently retired after 28 years as Director of Human Resources at Indiana University East, where she was responsible for developing the HR program from just 200 employees to its current roster of over 800 employees. She enjoyed watching college basketball and ice skating as well as cross-stitching.
   Dianne will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Jennifer Chandler; grandchildren, Madison Chandler, Kirstie and Austin Williams; sisters, Jeri Toschlog and Barb Bowmer; brother, Larry Bowmer; and nieces and nephews.
   Dianne was preceded in death by her parents.
   A memorial reception will be held between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, in Whitewater Hall on the IU East Campus.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged for the Dianne Chandler Endowed Scholarship, Office of External Affairs, Indiana University East, Springwood Hall 103N, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374-1289, Attn: Stephanie Hays-Mussoni.
   Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .  

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Dianne was such a nice person. I knew her from working at IU East. It comes as a shock, for I am also retired, and did not know anything until just a few minutes ago.I am truly sorry for your loss.

Sue Skaggs Jun 22 2014 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Diane was a great classmate.

Joe & Mindy Smith Jun 21 2014 12:00 AM

As you go through life you may only meet a few people that are truly amazing souls. The ones that stop you in your tracks, Dianne was that for me. She was not only book smart she was life smart. Dianne had an amazing way of understanding reality and conveying her wisdom on us less fortunate. If you were lucky enough to know Dianne, you were blessed. My condolence and prayers goes out to her family.

Martina Chomel Jun 20 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you!

sally dannaker Jun 19 2014 12:00 AM

I am ever so sorry that Dianne has passed.  At times would meet her at bob evans. We had lunch with her at times. Again we send the family regrets and our prayers.

mark and brenda bowmer Jun 18 2014 12:00 AM

Lindsey, Jerri and family,

I am so sorry for your loss.  Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.  

Davona, Tim, Grace and Michael Davis

Davona Davis Jun 18 2014 12:00 AM

In thought and prayer.....

Kim Mathews Puterbaugh Jun 18 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Jeri and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing.  You are in our prayers.

Jeff and Mary

Mary and Jeff Henson Jun 17 2014 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to the family, before Dianne's illness, she had such pride in talking about her family and the love she had for you just shined in her face and smile when she gave her friends updates on how everyone was doing. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. With my most heartfelt sympathy.
Rhonda Burnett.

Rhonda Burnett Jun 17 2014 12:00 AM

Jeri' I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you. ( Betty Bowmers daughter)

Tanya Martin Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

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