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Volunteer leaves legacy of giving back

Not everyone knows Dianne Clement, but every Tri-State resident has almost certainly been touched by one of the countless organizations she has volunteered with in what has essentially been a lifetime of community service.

Dianne worked for the community through her job at Marathon, but that doesn’t scratch the surface of all that she has done over the years as a leader with organizations that include the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation, Friends of Ironton, Paramount Arts Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rotary, United Way, Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Leadership Tri-State, Summer Motion, Winter Wonderland of Lights and far too many others to name.

Dianne and her husband, Gene, are moving to Texas to be closer to family, a great loss for Lawrence County and the entire Tri-State when it comes to motivated and dedicated community leaders.

Dianne led by example and will likely still have an impact because she has set a great example as a role model for others who want to learn how to make a difference.

The Clements may be heading south but this will always be home because of the legacy they have left.

If each of us can emulate Dianne, even just a little bit, Lawrence County and the Tri-State will be much better for it.