Diane Marie Turba

Published 4:01 pm Friday, October 14, 2022

Mrs. Diane Marie Turba, 66, of Brookhaven, passed from this life October 13, 2022. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI, June 7, 1956, to Donald Russell Nitz and Wanda Joan Barton Nitz.

Mrs. Turba was a loving wife and grandmother. Her career includes banking, investment banking, executive assistant to CEO, managing a leveraged buyout, marketing to various companies, Equestrian, involving jumping, managing a thoroughbred farm, feeding and assisting in foaling; breeder of the Airedale Terrier with a national and international reputation, and has won the most prestigious award of the Airedale Terrier Bowl.

Memorials may be made to the Airedale Terrier Bowl, at the ATCA (Airedale.org) or to a charity of your choice.

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Mrs. Turba is preceded in death by Cathryn May Schmidt, Arthur Fred Schmidt, Arthor Rowe, and Bulah Rowe.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John Edward Turba; stepsons, John E. Turba Jr. and wife, Ashley, and Ronald David Turba and wife, Laura; parents; Donald and Joan Nitz; brothers, David Michael Nitz, Douglas Arthur Nitz; sisters, Jane Ellen Bolander, Linda Kay Guinn; seven grandchildren, Eliana Grace Turba, Annabelle Brooke Turba, John E. Turba III, Alyssia Maldonado, Hannah Rose Turba, Joshua Ronald Turba, and Caleb John Turba.

A Celebration of Life for Diane Marie Turba will be held 1 p.m. CST, Saturday, October 29, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas, and will be live streamed on Roller-Chenal Face Book page. Interment will follow in the Turba Family Plot at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. CST, Friday October 28.

There will be a visitation from 6-8 p.m. CST, Wednesday, October 19, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Hotels available for the convenience of family and friends:

Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Center Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211, 501-312-9000

Home 2 Suites (Hilton), 2710 S Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR 72205, 501-588-3000

Burgundy Hotel (Hilton), 1501 Merrill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211, 501-224-8051

Aloft Little Rock West (Hilton), 716 Rahling Road, Little Rock, AR 72223, 501-791-999

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.