Dianne Emma Meeks earthly journey began January 17, 1937 and quietly ended March 14, 2021. Her 30,737 days were spent with a positive, happy outlook despite the many major potholes the universe threw at her. The Seattle area held her until a tall, handsome Marine with a funny name whisked her away to parts unknown – Kansas (it was unknown to her) where they spent over 50 years in wedded bliss. This union resulted in 2 sets of daughters (10 years apart). Mother of four daughters in a 3-bedroom one bath home speaks to her mothering skills. Those skills were rewarded with 8 grandchildren. Her most favorite activity was to hold each and every one as long they allowed it. Her most recent passion was her first great-granddaugther. Her memory was frayed of late but she never ever forgot Payton.
Church and faith in God were strong with this one. From attending, teaching, volunteering, she did it all. One Sunday when she couldn’t get the key out of the ignition, she had her priorities – Church first; car second! Pssst she had forgotten to put the car in park.
No standard career ladder for this lady. She was a retailer, a baker, and a school lunch maker. She loved people, especially the little ones. Rest assured all were served with love. She was recognized as employee of the year. Her dresser drawer is filled with thank you notes from her small patrons.
Christmas was absolutely her favorite time of year! Her sense of humor (and practicality) always provided each a practical gift (one cannot have enough shampoo) as well as remembering a lost gift hours (or weeks) after the wrapping paper had long been cleared away.
She was a garage sale goddess and had amassed an impressive collection of coffee cups and cookbooks.
Dianne was preceded in death by her husband, Chancey V. Meeks; daughter, Pamela Stevens; grandchildren: Megan Faye Stevens, Mallory Rose Stevens and Trevor Bryant Milner; her parents: Gus Brinkman and Lillianne Neely Brinkman and a sister, Vicky Cummings. She is survived by her daughters: Patsy Meeks, Brenda Milner (Kelly), Rhonda Bobbitt (Craig); two sisters: Lorraine Weeks (Ed) and Leslie Brinkman (Neil); Brother, David Brinkman; Grandchildren: Makenzie Gurss(Scott), Matthew Milner(Carly), Karlee Bobbitt(Jameson Molder), Greta Downs(Blake) and Isaac Bobbitt and one great granddaughter, Payton Rene Gurss.
There will be a private family service held. The family invites you to watch the service that will be live streamed at 10:00am Wednesday. Just click on the button below where the Private Services is listed.