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Diane Elaine Blackstock

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


 Diane Elaine Blackstock, 67, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away after a lengthy illness, Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Sunday, April 10, 1955 in Hagertown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Harold Joe Womack and the late Dorothy Mae (Belt) Womack.

She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1973. Diane was formerly employed with RBC Wealth Management in Hagerstown. Diane was the founder of the Myelofibrosis Private Support Group on Facebook, which has now reached 7,700 members world wide. Due to her dedication and influence, Diane was recognized with an MPN Hero Award. 

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donald Blackstock; sons, Adam and Daniel Blackstock; brother, Stephen Douglas Womack and wife Sharon; sister in law, Cindy Blackstock; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 12:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with Pastor John Hoffman officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the service.

Private interment will be at the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to 

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Guest Book

My deepest sympathy to the family. She was my guide through difficult times and an inspiration to so many. God bless her.

michele becker
Las Vegas, Nevada

Dear Don, We are so sorry to learn about the loss of your precious Diane. We will keep you and your boys in our prayers as you adjust to life without her. We pray especially that you have a loving support group around you and that you will feel the peace of God in the days ahead. We know Diane is in a good place but what a sad loss. Love & Blessings to you, Bonnie & Dan Elgin

Dan & Bonnie Elgin
Amelia City, Florida

Dear Donnie, Danny and Adam, Diane will forever be in my heart! Our families grew up together and your number was always on speed dial! I am very grateful that I was able to spend some time with her in her last hours with us. It gave me a moment to remember so many wonderful times we shared. It also gave me a moment to remember her kindness. She was such a special friend to me. And I got one last big hug in! I know she is smiling down on all of us. With love and sympathy, Lori Schellenberg

Lori Schellenberg
Apollo Beach, Florida

I am so sorry for your loss. Diane was a wonderful lady who loved her family so much. You will be in my thoughts.

Virginia Wilson
Boonsboro, MD

Danny, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. She was such a kind lady. I'll be thinking of and praying for you. My deepest condolences. Love you!

Jen Seal
Hagerstown, Maryland

In the midst of her own struggles, Diane found the time and energy to reach out to others facing myelofibrosis. The comfort her Facebook group provided to us can't be overstated. She was generous with her time and inspired so many of us with what she shared of her own journey. She was an exceptional person and will be sorely missed. Condolences to her husband and children.

Dr. Glenn and Yeni Jakobsen
New York, NY

Rest in peace knowing that you have helped so many on their journey with Myelofibrosis.

Jerome and Virginia Czuprynski
Agawam , Ma

Our deepest condolences, praying you may find peace during this time of grief. May the memories you shared bring you comfort.

Isabel and Peter Guadalupe
Hagerstown , MD

Our sympathy for the dear family and will be praying for comfort through the Lord's closeness and uplifting Grace.

Kathy and Sam Hawbaker
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest condolences go out to Diane's family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Borum
Hagerstown, Maryland

Diane was an inspiration. She has guided and helped a lot of people suffering with a MPN. I personally would like to thank Diane for helping me at the beginning. My she rest in gods arms.

Tina Hill
Northants, U.K.

My condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Diane warmly welcomed me in to the Myelofibrosis Facebook Group. This group was a lifeline to me as I struggled to come to terms with reality of a complicated and rare disease. Diane made it a point to make every member feel comfortable, supported and encouraged. She reached out to check in on us and even remembered our birthdays. I am thankful for having known her.

Karen Hess
Fairfield , Pennsylvania

My condolences to the family of Diane. Thank you for sharing her with so many of us. She will be sorely missed. May she R.I.P. My prayers to her family. Mark Windsor

Windsor Mark
Naples, Fl

I’m so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was an inspiration and gave so many of us support and hope through difficult times. RIP Diane. My sincere condolences to your family and friends!

Claire Goddard
Slingerlands, NY

My deepest condolences to Diane's husband, Sons and family. May you be wrapped in the arms of an angel. As you enter through the pearly gates. Rest easy now, you were a true fighter. Thankyou for your tireless dedication, endless information, on the FB MPN page Kind Regards Dee

Dee Pedemont
Albury .Australia, NSW

Donnie, the years of friendship with you and Diane have been treasures in our lives. While your heart is heavy, know that we are carrying you in our hearts.

Bob and Margie
Keedysville, MD

We love you Diane and you will always be in our hearts!

Donna Chaney
Maryland Heights, MO

I was saddened to learn of Diane’s passing. I remember her fondly as a coworker in our office and as a patient. She addressed her illness with courage and was of support to many. Dr . Frederic Kass

Frederic Kass 111, M D
Hagerstown , MD

I give thanks to God for life of Diane, whose care and support over the years of the thousands of us with MF has been wonderful. You have been an inspiration to us all and made such a difference to our lives. Diane carried out God’s work. Please accept my condolences to all her family and thousands of friends.

Cynthia Irene Stockdale
Epworth , North Lincolnshire, England

Donnie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my wife on August 31 with ALS. Prays my old friend.

Terry Toms
Boonsboro, MD

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for God’s comfort for you at this time.

Diane Ringer and John Ringer
Hyattsville , Md

We love to think of over 48 years of good memories of having you as our sister/sister in law. We will be deeply missing you, but can be glad you are no longer in pain and reunited with your mom and dad and the Lord. We look forward to the time we can see all of you again.

Sharon and Steve Womack
Hagerstown, Maryland

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