Diane Kay Johnson

Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home

McPherson, KS


Diane Kay Johnson, 56, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 9:48 a.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 while in the company of family members, at Via Christi, St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas. Diane was born in Hugoton, Kansas on November 12, 1957, a daughter of Evelyn M. (Heiman) and David Rome.

Diane attended the Hugoton Elementary school, Hugoton Junior High and graduated from Hugoton High School in 1975, Hugoton, Kansas. She then attended Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, Kansas where she played volleyball and basketball.

She was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church McPherson, Kansas.

Diane was a homemaker and worked for TG&Y and then on September 29, 1986 she started working for Walmart as an assistant manager. She kept this roll throughout her 27 years of service to Walmart. She was self-driven, motivated, compassionate, common sense oriented, straight-forwarded, told it the way it was, and had a heart of gold.

Diane enjoyed playing softball, basketball, loved the out-of-doors, working in her garden, cooking, canning, spending time with her family and helping others. She loved her children very much and enjoyed following all their sports and activities. She also enjoyed traveling with her family especially with her grandchildren.

Diane K. Rome was united in marriage to Glenn A. Johnson on May 28, 1977 at Hugoton, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson, Kansas.

Diane is survived by her devoted husband of over 36 years, Glenn Johnson, of McPherson, Kansas; her children, Brad Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona, Terry Johnson, of McPherson, Kansas, and daughter-in-law, Amanda Rodriquez of McPherson; her step-mother, Shirley Rome, of Hugoton, Kansas; her four granddaughters, Alexia VanPelt, Ava Johnson, Ariana Bascue, and Eden Johnson; her sisters, Carol Birdsell and her husband Bill, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mary Rome, of Palmyra, Indiana; her brothers, Steve Rome and his wife Robynn, Richard Rome and his wife Connee, Keith Rome and his wife Lisa, and David Rome and his wife Lori, all of Hugoton, Kansas; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn and David Rome and a son, Brian Johnson.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Rosary starting at 8:15 p.m. all at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Josephs Catholic Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 with Fr. Hien Nguyen officiating.

The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to Women and Children Combating Cancer or St. Josephs Catholic Church and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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