On June 9, 2023, our Heavenly Father decided Mary Frances Williams Dinan had done enough by living a good and fruitful life and peacefully brought her back home. Her faith in God and loving devotion to her family were the foundations of Mary Frances’ life, first and always. Whether in her role as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, little sister, aunt or friend, Mary Frances (Williams) Dinan left a “legacy of love” by her actions. Her family and friends will always remember her as caring, loving, protective, generous, and selfless to a fault. She was charming and beautiful. She was strong, and at the same time always humble, gentle, and kind. She created a home that was warm and welcoming to everyone. She was a passionate college sports and golf fan. She was loved and will be missed by all.

Those who survive her, daughter and constant care-giver for the last three years, Mary Ann (Dinan) Snead, son John N. Dinan (and wife Erin), grandchildren Laci Ann (Dinan) Wolff (and husband Ben), Ivy Elizabeth Dinan, John Reed Dinan (and wife Holly), Joseph Cole Dinan, great-grandson John Armstrong (“Armie”) Dinan and a host of nephews and cousins, joyfully celebrate her eternal reunion in paradise with those family members that predeceased Mary Frances, including her husband of 63 years, and the love of her life, John Armstrong Dinan, her son Jeffrey Armstrong Dinan, her father and mother, Norwood Wade Williams and Rosa Heath Williams, her brothers, Donald Williams, David Williams (and wife Lucille) and Wilton Heath Williams (and wife Roma) and her father-in-law Jack (“Pop”) Dinan, and mother-in-law Josephine Hudgins Dinan.

In accordance with her wishes, Mary Frances’ family will hold a private burial ceremony to be set at a future date.


  1. I am truly saddened for the loss of this beautiful lady. So beautiful inside & out. I was blessed to have got to know her. Love her from the bottom of my heart. A wonderful wife, mother & grandmother. A true soldier of the Lord. She will be missed.

  2. My heart breaks for her daughter (my dear friend) but I rejoice that she is home with Jesus and her husband and son. We will see her again!

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
    Sending our deepest condolences,

    The Gentiva Hospice Team

  4. Ann, The love that you have for your mother will always be in your heart and will also be shown outwardly in tears when you think of her sometimes, hear a certain song, or just see a favorite flower. The tears are a way for the heart to remind us of the heart always being full of that love. After over 40 years it still happens to me for my mom, and the reminder makes the heart fill even more. She was very blessed to have you, as much as you were blessed to have her. Prayers being said and hugs being sent

  5. I am sorry for your loss Ann. May God’s peace bring you and your family comfort in the days ahead.

  6. Ann, I am sorry for your loss. May God’s peace bring comfort to you and your family in the days ahead.

  7. Ann,
    I just wanted to let you know that Michelle and I have you in our prayers. Your mother was quite a wonderful woman and she raised a very good daughter. I know you will miss her dearly. Bless you for taking such good care of her.


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