Diana Kay Petro

Tampa, Florida

Diana Kay Petro, 51, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Columbus, passed from this life at 6:53 p.m. on her birthday, April 26, 2015, in Tampa.

Diana was born April 26, 1964, in Culver City, California, the daughter of Richard and Darlene Petro.

In keeping with her wishes, Diana was cremated in Tampa on April 30, 2015, and is being brought back to Columbus for a celebration of her life at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service Saturday.

Immediately following the service, there will be a pitch-in dinner at the Elks Club.

The family is asking in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

Survivors include Diana’s sister, Sue (Jack) Bryant of Columbus; brothers, Gene and Carl Petro, both of Tampa, Florida; a half sister, Margaret Sterne of Murray, Kentucky; a half brother, Rick Petro of Murray, Kentucky; her significant other, Wayne Slatcher of Tampa; and several nieces and nephews of Tampa and Columbus, whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Bubby Burton; a sister, Mary Browder; and a half sister, Diana Kilpatrick.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 1:00 p.m. Saturday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.