Our Mother, Diana Elizabeth (Rainey) Myers was born on April 9, 1956 in Manhattan, Kansas on the Fort Riley Army Base. She was the first child and only daughter born to Kenneth and Barbara (Hill) Rainey.
Mom spent the early years of her life moving from several army bases stretching from Kansas to Germany and back to Kansas! She became the oldest sibling to Brothers Larry in 1958, Buddy in 1963 and baby brother Audie born in 1967. She attended schools in Farragut and Shenandoah until second grade then the family moved to Farley and Gladstone, Missouri. Mom returned to Shenandoah schools in 8th grade where she would graduate from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1974.
On July 27, 1974 she was united in Marriage to our Father, Keith Clifford Myers at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. She worked at Brown's Shoe Fit Offices from 1974 to 1980 where she created lifelong friends and incredible memories and always talked of the wonderful years at Brown's.
She took on the most important role of her life on June 24th, 1980 when she gave birth to her first child Clinton Andrew. Becoming a Mother was her most prized calling in life and then welcomed daughter Rachel Renee on October 28th, 1983. Raising her babies and being home with us brought her the greatest joy of her life as she so often reminded us.
Mom stayed home with us primarily thru the 1980's nurturing and caring for us while also working part time at the Shenandoah Medical Clinic as a medical transcriptionist. In 1991, she started her own Business called Myers Typing Service where she contracted her medical transcription service to hospitals and clinics from Southwest Iowa to Omaha, NE. She has continued to run this business until the end of her life.
Mom had a passion for life and finding joy in all things big and small! Her interests ranged from LaFem Club, Bridge Card Club, Book Club, Sunday School Superintendent, Aerobics Exercise Instructor and did Modeling in her younger years! Mom was very creative and loved to express that through wreath making, memory picture frames/collages, scrapbooking and decorating her home! She loved her audio books, puzzles, movies, water skiing and shopping! Mom attended and supported every event her children participated in! She loved to connect with others in all walks of life and made anyone she came in contact with feel special. Her laughter was infectious and loved to find the humor in everything. Her ability to love unconditionally was her biggest gift and the reason she touched so many lives. We love you Mom.
Mom is preceded in death by her Parents Kenneth and Barbara Rainey, Mother and Father in Law Clifford and Maxine Myers, Brother and Sister in Law Larry and Carole Myers and Brother Kenneth "Buddy" Rainey.
She is survived by our Father Keith Myers of Shenandoah, Iowa. Son Clinton of Phoenix, AZ and Daughter Rachel of Denver, CO. Brother Audie Rainey and partner Kim Robinson of Red Oak, Iowa. Brother Larry Rainey and wife Francine of Florida. Sister in Law Lisa Rainey of Northboro, IA. Brother and Sister in Law Harry and Debbie Myers of Shenandoah, IA. Sister and Brother in Law Mike and Sharon Green of Westboro, MO. A host of many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and MANY MANY Friends and last but not least her fur baby the schnauzer Max!
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Burial will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials may be directed to the family.
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Rachel, Clinton, Keith -
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you all. Thank you for allowing me to care for your mother and wife in her final moments of life.
While we see many heartbreaking things on our oncology floor- I will never forget the amount of love that was present in the room the entire final week of Diana’s life. It was inspiring to hear your stories of Diana and what an amazing woman she was.
I am so thankful I was able to care for her almost every night shift during her final week.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories about Diana.
You have such a wonderful family. I know that she is smiling down on you.
Your family will always remain in my heart -
(Night nurse on 8-Werner)
Our thought's and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.
Marv and Darlene Feller
Keith, Clinton, Rachel,
We are so sorry to hear of Diana's passing. She was such a help to me when I first moved to town and a new job. She taught me, encouraged me and inspired me in my work and in my life. I do not recall her without a smile on her face or in her heart. She was a special lady, friend and person. She will be missed by many. Our prayer is that the memories of her will help to comfort you in your time of loss. Larry & Ardys Cowherd
I knew Diana threw her work. She was always patient and kind. Through our brief friendship, she touched my heart. She will be greatly missed. Your family will be in my prayers.
Clinton, My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Audie, so sorry about Diana's passing. Thinking of you and your family and sending love and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Diana's passing. I remember she worked with my mother, Sherrey. May she rest in peace.
Keith and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead as family and friends reach out to you in this difficult time.
Carroll and Norma (Stoddard) Bishop
Keith, I'm praying that you take comfort in knowing that sweet Diana is no longer suffering. Diana was as nice of a person that I ever knew. I am proud to say she was my friend. Rich Miller
So sorry to hear of Diana passing, that beautiful smile will always be remembered. We sure had alot of fun in school in Shenandoah. What a great gal.
My thought and prayers are with Keith and his family. Diana was such a caring lady always with a smile. We will truly miss her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a great person and will be missed.
My condolences to Clinton and his family. Sending lots of love your way
Keith and kids,
What can be said.. Her kind heart and beautiful smile will stay with us forever. She was always fun to be around and never a dull moment with you two.
Know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Keith and family, we were so sorry to hear about Diana's passing. She will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Keith and family, Our hearts ache for you, and our prayers are with you while you get through this time. Memories will carry you through!
Roger and I are so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. You are all in our hearts and prayers. She was always such a positive sweet person.
So sorry for your loss, Keith. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Ernie and I was shocked to hear of Diana passing so sorry words are never enough so sorry
Dear Keith and Families: I was so saddened to hear of Diana's death. She was such a loving and kind woman. Always greeting you with a smile on her face and she had such a lovely disposition. My prayers for you all at this very sad time.
Faren (Heerman) Rasmussen
Keith, Clinton, and Rachel we were so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family and will always be with you in your memories. Prayers for you and all of your family.
Keven and Becky Livengood
Our thoughts and prayers are with Keith and the kids. Diana and Keith have been friends for so many years. Eaton get togethers were always a special time. Love you guys. Our hearts ache.
Mike and Janet Allumbaugh
Mike and Janet Allumbaugh
So shocked and Sorry to read of Diana's passing. She was a very kind person. Thoughts and Prayers to All the Families.
Bob and Robin Anderson Lynn
Keith and Family,
Sam and I are sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marleen and Sam McGargill
Keith and family ,so sorry to hear of Diana's passing, prayers to you and your family!
I am so sorry to hear about Diana. I got to know her when I helped Audie at Fountain Perk. She was so much fun and full of life. She had quite a talent for decorating and I enjoyed visiting with her. She always made me smile. My heart just breaks to hear of this news. My prayer and thoughts to her family and especially Audie during this difficult time.
Sending prayers to Keith and his family!!
Diana was and always will be the definition of unconditional love. I feel blessed that I was able to know her and that she gifted the world with her love. I know her love will continue through her family,
Sending prayers and love. Diana always had a smile for you .. She was beautiful...inside and out.. 🙏❤️
Our thoughts and prayers are with Keith and the family.
Steve and Barbie Huerter
Our world is a darker place today, but there is a beautiful new angel in heaven. Rest in Peace, Sweet Diana. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the family. ❤️❤️❤️
Prayers for Keith and his family.
The moment I’ve dreaded. Seeing this makes it more real than I wanted to imagine. Beautiful picture! Forever in my heart ....just this way.
Diana was a great all around person who had a smile for everyone. She could light up a room when she walked in. A devoted mother and the owner of a small business. She gave of her time and herself to try and make the world a better place.
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