Diana Jean Elson Stelly, 70, of Nederland, Texas died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX surrounded by family.
Diana was the daughter of Charles Raymond Elson Jr. and Marjorie Esther Davis born in Zanesville, Ohio on August 7, 1948.
She trained in classical piano from an early age.
She was active in 4-H and graduated as salutatorian from Adamsville High School.
Over the years she held jobs selling insurance, Dupont (retired), Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital and in Nederland, she operated two businesses (clothing and floral). She retired from Texas Department of Public Safety in Beaumont after nine years.
Diana loved to travel, baseball, and visiting out-of-town family members.
Diana is survived by her husband Terry Stelly and her three children, Troy Stutes, Galen Stutes, and Kimberly Denison (Dr. Dru Denison); grandchildren, Bryan Stutes (Brittany), Brittany Stutes (Aaron Smith), Finley Denison, Fletcher Denison; great-grandchildren (Carson Stutes). Diana’s brother Doug Elson (Sherry); nieces, Katrina Kudart (John), their sons Alex Kudart and Luke Kudart, and Kristine McCutcheon, her sons Clayton McCutcheon and Carter McCutcheon.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
A gathering of family and friends will begin for Mrs. Stelly at 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont, with a reception following in the adjacent church hall.
In the afternoon, a private family service will take place at Broussard’s Crematorium.
Pallbearers will be Troy Stutes, Galen Stutes, Kim Denison, Dr. Dru Denison, John Denison, and Stephanie Bowman.
All are invited to return for interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2019.