Diane Kay Christensen, 81, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away peacefully on February 15 at Menorah Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas.
Visitation services will be held on February 21 at 1:30 pm with a memorial service immediately following at 2:00 pm at Lenexa Baptist Church located at 15320 W 87th Street Lenexa, Kansas 66219. A private family burial will follow at Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens.
Diane was born in Los Angeles, California to John and Vivian Hirchert on December 10, 1941. She attended middle and high school in Denver, Colorado. She married Gary Christensen on August 29, 1964 in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She worked as a small business owner of four Hallmark Card stores from 1975 to 2010 despite being challenged by a vision limitation. She was very involved in Lenexa Baptist Church and served as President of her local Rotary Club.
Diane is preceded in death by her mother and father.
Diane is survived by her husband Gary Christensen, her three sons, David, Kevin and Brian Christensen and seven grandchildren Darby, Mason, Dawson, Kolbie, Charlie, and Will Christensen and Maeve McSweeney.
Pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons.