|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1932|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 2008|
Duncan Banner, Wed., July 30, 2008
Enid - Longtime Duncan, Okla., resident DIANE MURRELL, 76, of Enid, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Fairview (Okla.) Regional Medical Center.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Duncan First United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Duncan Cemetery under direction of Fairview Funeral Home.
Diane was born July 16, 1932, in Gilmer, Texas, to Robert A. and Velma Fisher. During her early years, Diane lived in Hollywood, Calif., with her mother, where she was a "childhood movie star." Diane appeared in several films, including "Gone With the Wind," and was Don Ameche's daughter in all his early movies, such as "Swanee River." She is best remembered for playing Shirley Temple's little sister in films like "The Blue Bird." She was also in movies with such stars as Alice Faye, Buster Keaton, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, Olivia DeHavilland and Vivien Leigh.
Diane and her family moved back to Texas, then to Oklahoma. She graduated from Duncan High School. Diane married Dale Murrell of Duncan on Dec. 31, 1954. They made their home in Duncan, where she took pleasure in being a mother and homemaker.
After Dale passed away in 1985, Diane suffered a stroke and moved into Greenbriar Nursing Home in Enid to be near her daughter, Cathy Redinger of Fairview. Diane enjoyed her time at Greenbriar, especially the friends she made over the years, and visits from the children of Emmanuel Baptist Church's school, who wanted to know about her life as a "movie star."
Her favorite subject was sharing about the activities of her grandchildren.
Diane is survived by a daughter, Cathy and Rich Redinger of Fairview; three grand-children, Lindy Redinger of Oklahoma City, Mandy Redinger of Edmond and Nathan Redinger of Fairview; and a brother, Bob Fisher of Hollywood.
Dale N. Murrell (1931 - 1985)*
Duncan Municipal Cemetery
Created by: Jean
Record added: Jul 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28649498
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