Diana L. Zahner
Diana L Zahner (nee Scharfenberg), of Catawissa, MO, entered into death on Thursday March 9, 2017. Diana was born in Union, Mo August 15, 1952 to Virginia Cronin (nee Meade) and Edward Scharfenberg. Diana was married to Don E. Zahner on December 31, 1984. She is survived by her husband, Don, and 5 children, Clayton Maxwell of St. Louis, Jennifer Love (CJ) of Pacific, Jonathan Zahner (Katie) of Ballwin, Elizabeth Plunk ( Billy) of Catawissa and Micheala Zahner of Columbia MO, 12 grandchildren, Corynthian, Kassidy (Aaron), Elissa, Katelyn, Brendan, Wyatt, Pierce, Liam, Addie, Wesley, Emma, and Waylon, and 1 great grandson, Eli, her mother Virginia, 2 sisters Patty and Annette, 4 brothers, David, Dale, Raymond and Gary and many many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends. Diana was a caregiver her entire life, from the time of a little girl helping her mother care for her siblings, in to adulthood when she became a nurse and into recent years when she opened her loving home to provide day care for her own grandchildren and great grandchild and many others children who then lived in her heart forever. Even in death Diana continued to give and care for others as she was able to donate organs such as her corneas to give others the gift of sight, her skin to give burn victims new skin, and her bone and tissue to give children with cancer new bone or tissues in their time of need. Diana enjoyed many things in her life such as camping and fishing, gardening, bird watching, riding horses and raising fowl but most of all Diana enjoyed her grandchildren, they were her life! She will be missed by too many to name here. A Celebration Of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Pacific Opera House in Pacific MO from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Diana's name to St Louis Children's Hospital, Franklin County Humane Society in Union MO, or St Joseph's Indian School.
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