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Diane Renea Bird

Diane Renea Bird, 50, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

She was born on July 16, 1960 in Parsons, Kansas, the daughter of Harley “Ray” and Constance “Connie” (Grace) Williams.

Diane and her family lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, until 1971 when they moved to Sarcoxie, Missouri, where she attended and graduated from Sarcoxie High School. In 1982 she moved to Cabool where she had continued to make her home.

Diane loved to be outdoors, whether tending to her gardens, camping or relaxing and fishing at her lake. She also enjoyed quilting and her cats, but most of all she loved anything that involved her family, friends, and especially her life companion of over 15 years, Leon Loman. She was known as “Grandma” or “Aunt Diane” by many of her friends and extended family.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Connie Williams.

She is survived by Leon Loman of the home; her daughter, Tiffany Coker and Levi West of Cabool; her sisters, Vickie Patton and husband Ivan of Fordland, Missouri, and Laura Lawson and husband Tad of Springfield; her brothers, Harley Williams and wife Erin of Springfield and Nathan Williams of Cabool; Jason Loman of Cabool; Udee and her children, Dalton, Dakota, Callie and Chloe, whom she thought of as her own daughter and grandchildren; a large extended family, many nieces, nephews and close friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Donnie Wells officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Johnson, Russell Johnson, Larry Dotson, Casey Stark, Josh Ellison and Jason Loman. Interment was in Jarrett Cemetery near Cabool under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.

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