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Diana Tharp, 70
by Report submitted · May 25th, 2017

Diana Dee Tharp, 70, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include her children, Angie (Mike) Steele of Midlothian, Virginia, Gina (Doug) Martin of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and Jason (Kena Moore) Pedersen of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren, Lauren, Madison, and McKenna Steele, Emily, Colt, Blakely, and Coy Martin, and Bryar and Nash Pedersen; great-grandchildren, Braylen, Mason, Prestyn, Bryson, and Dawsyn; and sisters, Becky Gerard, Joyce Amlong, and Carol Peretz.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Diana was born on August 7, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, daughter of Marvin and Rozella (Burlingham) Tharp. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1964. Diana married Bob Pedersen and they had three lovely children and they later divorced. She was a domestic goddess who loved her Pepsi.

Diana's wishes were to be cremated and private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

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