Our beloved mother, Dian Marie, died on July 30, 2022, at of 83 at her Gallatin, MO home.
Dian was born June 23, 1939, in Grand Canyon, AZ, to Alida Lucile & Beecher Starbird Duvall.
She was born in Kansas City and attended Southwest High School. For over 50 years, she worked as an accountant in the L. J. DuVall & Associates business.
She was the owner of Happy Oven Bakery, Lee’s Summit MO.
Dian was passionately involved in children and animals. She was also a great cook (“Mom makes …” insert all food items the best”)! She loved to dance to Elvis songs and smoke a cigarette. Her quick wit, infectious smile and kind heart were her hallmarks. Blue Star mother to a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, she was also a great mother who was always there for us when we needed her.
Peggy Brandt, her daughter, preceded Dian in death. She was also survived by Elizabeth Guenther, a great-granddaughter of Dian, and two husbands Toby Turnbow (and Ralph Reagan).
She is survived by her beloved children, Janet Oliver (Bill), Fern Craven (Jewell), Terri McReynolds (Pete), Rosemary Lucas (Brian), Patti Toeneboehn, Danny Turnbow (Betsy), William Turnbow, and Jaci Turnbow, as well as 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will occur at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 SE Raytown Road in Kansas City. Visitation at 10 a.m. A funeral service at 11 a.m. will be followed by burial at Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery.
An event to celebrate Dian’s life is planned for a later date.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation or Cameron Comfort Care Hospice.
We want to share the inspirational quote that mom loves with you. “All things are in divine Order.”