DIANNE Y MAYFIELD
27 December, 1942 – 30 December, 2020
MAYFIELD, DIANNE Y. (nee Blanchfield) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the age of 78. Beloved daughter of the late Gladys T. (nee Knollhoff) and Michael J. Blanchfield and step-daughter of the late Marian Blanchfield. Loving wife of the late Sam R. Mayfield, dearest mother of Sam R. Mayfield, Jr. and the late Michael L. Mayfield, dear mother-in-law of Kelly A. Mayfield. Devoted grandmother of Sam A. Mayfield and Joseph M. Mayfield; step-sister of Charles H. Blanchfield, sister of Phyllis A. Sansone, the late Frances E. Perry, Rosalind A. Steffen and Deborah A. Bretz.
Dianne spent the majority of her career after graduating from Southwest High School as a civilian procurement professional with the Army’s Troop Support and Aviation Material Readiness Command. Dianne earned much respect from her peers and multiple commendations on the way to being promoted to a GS13 where she managed the contracts to build helicopters and jet engines. Dianne delighted in making friends of everyone she met, and loved to surprise them with cards on their birthdays and special occasions. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, a gifted artist and crafter, and an avid reader. She will be sorely missed by family, friends and neighbors.
A Funeral Mass which will be celebrated on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Epiphany of our Lord Church located at 6596 Smiley Ave. St. Louis, MO 63139 at 10:00am. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital or Masses preferred. VISITATION at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa Street St. Louis, MO 63109, on Friday, January 8, 2021, from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 January , 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
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DIANNE Y MAYFIELD
January 7, 2021
Dianne and I only met three and a half years ago, but accumulated a lifetime of memories in that time. I firmly believe that God puts just the right people in our lives at the right time. She became my (unofficially) adopted Mom, and Daun and I were her (unofficially) adopted daughters. How she loved life and lived it on her own terms! How I will miss you, Dianne! But I know you are dancing in heaven, and giving everyone the biggest hugs!
January 6, 2021
Just one thing to say: I will miss you as so many will. I appreciate our friendship over the past 30 years.
January 4, 2021
I met Dianne in recent years at Epiphany. Always enjoyed talking to her and she had great courage as it was not easy for her to get around. She was always pleasant and smiling. Prayers will be said for her and family and sorry to hear about this. God bless all
January 3, 2021
a few years ago, dianne invited my husband and me to a birthday party she had for elaine albers. it was when i met her the first time. she was so outgoing and so good at talking to people and making them feel welcome. i will remember her as a warm, sensitive person. may she rest in peace.
December 31, 2020
I first met Dianne when I started to work for the government for the Gulf War in 1990. Dianne is a Wonderful, Caring, Generous co-worker, friend and substitute Mom. In 2010 Dianne took me with her to Seattle, WA; Victoria, BC & San Diego, CA. We went to the Botanical Gardens in Victoria and actually had High Tea. In San Diego, she got to put her feet in the Pacific Ocean. She had already put her feet in the Atlantic. We also took a hot air balloon ride and they both were on her bucket list. Glad I was with her to cross of two bucket list items.