Dianne Hurst was born on November 23, 1963, to Richard and Anna Hurst of Warren, Ohio. She was a 1982 graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School. She was also a member of the Warren Junior Military Band where she met and later married Markus Butcher.\nDianne received a BA in history from Youngstown State University and a MA in Curriculum and Development from the University of St Thomas , \nShe pursued her career as a history teacher at Rio Grande City High School, Sharyland High School, and Sharyland Pioneer High School in Texas. As a teacher, she made history come alive, true to fact, and was a mentor to her students. Her Sharyland Pioneer principal, Ericka Julie Carranze, said Dianne will be remembered as a beloved teacher whose commitment to the education and well-being of her students was truly commendable. \nIn 1998 she married the love of her life, Markus Butcher, They lived in Mission, Texas where they were blessed with two sons. Zachary and Brady. \nHer passions were teaching history and government and encouraging her students to be critical thinkers. She loved cycling, spending time with her family, crafting, cooking, and watching her children grow into wonderful, mature, adults and becoming her best friends. \nDianne died unexpectedly on January 22 at MD Anderson Cancer Center following surgery. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her brother, James Hurst (Paula) of Warner Robbins, GA, two nephews, Jason and Eric, and her husband, Markus Butcher, their two sons, Zachary and Brady, and her father-in law and mother-in-law Rev. Jerry and Betty Butcher of Mogadore, Ohio.\n\nThe family will receive friends on Friday, February 2nd, 2024, at 5:00 PM at Brown Family Funeral Home, 701 East Interstate Hwy 2, Mission, Texas. A memorial service will follow at the same location at 7:00 PM . Dianne life was filled with warmth, wisdom, and laughter, and her memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her.\n\nIn honor of Dianne, we invite you to leave your cherished memories and upload photos of her to the memorial page. Sharing these memories keeps her spirit alive within us and celebrates the incredible life she lived.