Diane C. Sexton
March 5, 1936 – October 14, 2019
Diane C. Sexton, age 83, a 49 year resident of Fairway, KS passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 with family by her side. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 3rd at McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS, with visitation to follow at the chapel.
Diane was born and raised in Port Angeles, WA, to parents Bernice (Gastman) Coventon and David Gastman. She met her husband, Carl of 56 years, while he was stationed in Port Angeles., with the Coast Guard. They married and moved to Belleville, IL, Carl’s home town, and then settled in Kansas City in 1960.
During the course of raising five daughters, Diane was a PTA volunteer for many years in the Shawnee Mission School District. She had a passion for animals and raised dogs, cats, a pigeon, a rabbit, two squirrels, a rooster, a duck, fish and zebra finches. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing cards, gardening, sewing (an excellent seamstress) and spending time at her beloved home at Lake of the Ozarks.
Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Sexton on April 18, 2011 and her sister, Trula Lavallee. She is survived by her five daughters, Donna Thellman (John), Marsha Suppes (Terry), Carrie Doss, Kisha Sexton and Misty Sexton; and thirteen grandchildren, all residing in the greater Kansas City area. She is also survived by brothers, David Gastman (Sharon) and Chris Coventon (Lynda); sisters, Harriet Coventon and Carol McCoy (Gordon); nieces and nephews and extended family member, Jim Thomas.
- Carl D. Sexton, Husband (deceased)
- Trula Lavallee, Sister (deceased)
- Donna Thellman and her husband, John, Daughter
- Marsha Suppes and her husband, Terry, Daughter
- Carrie Doss, Daughter
- Kisha Sexton, Daughter
- Misty Sexton, Daughter
- David Gastman and his wife, Sharon, Brother
- Chris Coventon and his wife, Lynda, Brother
- Harriet Coventon, Sister
- Carol McCoy and her husband, Gordon, Sister
- Jim Thomas, Extended Family Member
- Diane is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
- Memorial Service Sunday, November 3, 2019
- Visitation following the Service at the Chapel Sunday, November 3, 2019
Diane C. Sexton
October 27, 2019
To all of the Sexton family, my deepest sympathies to each of you.
I will always remember Diane as a kind, fun loving woman who always put family, friendship and caring above everything else.
I will miss her infectious laugh and the way her eyes seemed to dance with the joy of life.
Your Mom and Dad are now together again as they were always meant to be.
Journey well, Diane. The pleasure of your company was all ours.
St. Louis, Missouri