March 17, 1941 - October 21, 2017
Service Date: October 24, 2017
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Homes
- Visitation: 12-1p, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO
- Funeral Service: 1p, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO
- Memorial Contributions: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6950 Squibb Rd, Suite 310, Mission, KS 66202
Diana Kay Gattermeir, nee Bartlett, 76, of Carrollton, passed away October 21, 2017.
Visitation for Diana will be 12-1pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, 925 MO-92, Kearney, Missouri (816) 903-8888. The funeral service will follow at 1pm, at the funeral home.
Diana was born March 17, 1941, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to the late Norman Brace and the late Sylvia Rosette (Lukken) Bartlett. The family moved from South Dakota to Missouri shortly after Diana was born. She graduated from high school in Rolla, Missouri, and then continued her education, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education from the University of Arkansas and a Master’s Degree in Education from CMSU (now UCM) with a specialty in Special Education.
Diana was the proud mother of five children, Barrett, Townes, Fielding, Pleasants (Staton) Wolff, and Merrill Staton.
Diana, the ever active woman, taught in public, charter, and in residential facilities, focusing on special education for the last 28 years of her teaching career. She was also an entrepreneur, owning several of her own businesses including the Oscillator Dance Club (teaching disco), Di’s Ceramics, The Cafe (Watertown, South Dakota), and LifeFit (St. Charles, Missouri). For a while, she co-owned one of the last 100 Kilowatt radio station frequencies, KAOL. She was also an ISSA Certified personal trainer. Diana was active in the Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Society Daughters of the Union.
Diana had a wide variety of interests and hobbies: she enjoyed dogs and horses, taking care of the roses that landscaped her yard, gardening, baking, crafting and sewing.
Diana is survived by her five children: Barrett Staton, Townes Staton, Fielding (Darla) Staton, Pleasants (Detlev) Wolff, and Merrill (Shelley) Staton; seven grandchildren: Lashawna Staton, Adam Wilkin, Sheridan Staton, Turner Staton, Hamilton Staton, Lyman Staton, and Iliana Wolff; three great-grandchildren: Maddox Moylan, Kadence Wilkin, and Addison Wilkin; one brother, Sylvan Bartlett, and one sister, Beverly Miles.
In addition to her parents, Diana was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Bartlett, and grandson, Michael C Moylan.
Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Diana to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Heart of America Chapter, 6950 Squibb Rd, Suite 310, Mission, KS 66202, (913) 384-8997