NEWTON—Diana K. Desmond, 71, entered the arms of her Lord on Friday. Dec. 11, 2020, at Newton Medical Center.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1949, in Halstead. She was the youngest daughter of Marvin and Bertha Gehring Schrag. Diana grew up in the Moundridge area and attended schools there.
Diana was a member of the Meridian Baptist Church and had worked at the Axtell Hospital.
She was a creative person who used her talents to make tray favors for the area hospitals and nursing home for over 42 years.
Diana was united in marriage to John L. Desmond on June 20, 1970, at the Zion Mennonite Church in Moundridge. He died on May 1, 2005.
Survivors include two brothers, Dale Schrag and his wife, Carol of Newton, Donnie Schrag and his wife, Shirley of Halstead; sister, Delila Wedel and husband, Lester of rural Newton; brother-in-law, Keith Ford of Ft. Ogelthorpe, Ga.; along with nieces, Rachel Nicholson, Teresa Fluck, Cheryl Plumley and Jean Cumbie; and nephews, Lynn Wedel, Lyle Wedel, Doug Regier and Jeff Schrag.
Diana is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Jane Ford and Judy Regier; brother-in-law, Louis Regier; and nephew, Lavern Wedel.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at Meridian Baptist Church. Those attending are asked to follow proper COVID restrictions.