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Diane A. Pyles. senior manager for Federal Express, mother of three, traveler, horse rescuer

Diane Lynn Aurelius Pyles, 62, who had a long and successful career with Federal Express, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center in Haymarket, VA.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William Earl and Ann (Cleaveland) Aurelius.

Diane was raised in Mayfield Heights, Ohio and graduated from Mayfield High School in 1976. In 1988, she moved to Fairfax County, Va., where she met her husband, Kenneth William Pyles. They married in 1991 and had three wonderful children.

Diane had a long, successful career with Federal Express, spanning almost 20 years Her longest lasting title was Senior Manager, then later a Contractor Relations Specialist.

She was an avid supporter of local small businesses. She loved antiques and the stories behind them. She loved to laugh and was always up for an adventure.

Diane was an animal lover and fulfilled her lifetime dream when she moved her family to a small hobby farm in Haymarket, Va. and rescued her five horses.

Her lifelong hobbies included cooking, gardening, politics, and travel. Some of her favorite places to travel were California, Arizona, Florida, Ireland, and Japan.

She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Mark Aurelius.

Diane is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Kenny; her daughters, Megan (Josh), and Ashley (Larry); her son Brett (Jessica); her two grandchildren, Logan and Jackson, her third grandchild due in November; her brother, Bill Aurelius, and her nieces and nephew, Leah, Michelle, and Adam. She was adored by her family and will be missed every single day.

Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas Va, 703-257-6028, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to

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