Diane Carol McDonald

Diane Carol McDonald, 46, passed away on January 9, 2009 at the University of Kansas Hospital.  


Diane was born October 7, 1962 to G. Patrick and Nancy A. McDonald. She graduated from St. Joseph Grade School, Olathe High School, and Hayes Beauty School. Diane was an avid horse lover all her life.


Diane was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Mildred Nelson, and George and Dee McDonald.


She is survived by her daughter, Aislinn Ann Bird; her parents, G. Patrick and Nancy Ann McDonald; Her best friends, Candy Mooney and her beloved fat cat, Gracie.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenpeace at www.Greenpeace.org.




A visitation will be held for family and friends at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee from 1 pm to 2:30 pm Sunday January 11, 2009. With no public ceremony, the family will honor Diane’s wishes with a private scattering of the ashes over a horse farm at a later date.

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Posted in Obituaries | on Friday, Jan. 9th 2009 | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Diane Carol McDonald”

  1. The Radice Family Says:

    The Radice Family sends our thoughts and prayers. May your mother and daughter be comforted in the arms of Our Lord.
    Lou,Val,Rio,Jasmine,Michael and Siena

  2. The Hirt Family Says:

    Sending our thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you.
    Joe, Pat & Annie Hirt

  3. Mary Pat Nachbar Says:

    Nancy, Patrick and Aislinn, I am sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. The photo of her looks just like she did from school days. I will continue to remember all of you and Diane in my prayers.

    Mary Pat Nachbar

  4. Dorothy Harper Says:

    Nancy , I am sorry for the loss of your Daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time. Dorothy

  5. Jackson family Says:

    Family, we wanted to offer our condolences to you for the loss of your dear Diane. Please find comfort in the strength that only Almighty God can give. Philip. 4:7.

  6. Edward and Michelle Taylor Says:

    Our hearts are broken and a LARGE piece of our life is now empty. We loved Diane from the first day we met her. We can’t think of our lives without her.
    Our hearts and prayers go out to her family and anyone that had the pleasure of knowing this glorious lady.
    We are better people for having known her.

  7. Martha Grimes Says:

    Pat and Nancy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter, Diane.

    I still remember her learning to walk, across the street where we grew up, at 4500 Adams. She was a beautiful child, and from the picture, she grew into a beautiful lady.

  8. Jean Grimes Miller Says:

    Dear Nancy, Pat and Aislinn, Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your daughter and mother. I hadn’t seen Diane since she was a baby, but I’ve thought of you all through the years. I remember, Nancy, our talk one day about naming your yet-to-be-born child: if a girl, you wanted “Diane Carol,” but wondered if that sounded okay. Obviously you went with your heart, and Diane grew into a beautiful child and woman with a beautiful name.(I still have the 1-year picture of her you gave to me back then.) I will continue to keep you all in my heart and prayers. Most sincerely, Jean

  9. Link W. Schrader Says:

    I was a year behind Diane in high school and have thought about her kindness to this underclassman many times over the years. I just learned of her passing at out 30th class reunion. There was no mention of when or how she passed so I did a search. I was happy to see that lived to at least 46 (unlike some who died right after high school). She looks happy in her picture and I’m sure she brightened the lives of many others over her short life. Good bless, Diane.

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