Diana Merryman, age 34, of Gibbon, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Private family graveside services were held Monday, May 11, at Kearney Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.
Diana was born June 17, 1985, in Henrico, Virginia, to Del and Susan (DeLesDernier) Lienemann. She received her education in Richmond, Virginia, graduating from Douglas Southhall Freeman High School. Diana later enlisted in the U.S. Navy. She received a medical discharge during boot camp. She moved to Kearney in December of 2004.
On August 5, 2006, Diana was united in marriage to Shawn Merryman in Gibbon. The couple made their home in Gibbon where she enjoyed farming and taking care of her animals. Diana had a passion for horses, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Diana worked at Morris Press, Gibbon American Legion, Buffalo County Jail and later, Northeast Elementary School. Most recently, Diana was the Kitchen Manager at Central Elementary School in Kearney.
She was a member of New Life Church in Kearney and the Central Nebraska Liberty Riders.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Shawn Merryman, of Gibbon; children, Elaine Merryman and Tanner Merryman, of Gibbon; parents, Del and Susan Lienemann, of Gibbon; brothers, Joseph (Leslie) Lienemann, Bradley (Ann) Lienemann and Jeffery (Jessica) Lienemann, all of Henrico, Virginia; brother-in-law, Jason Merryman, of Elm Creek; mother-in-law, Susan Merrymann, of Lincoln; grandmother, Florence Lienemann, of Gibbon; grandfather, Elton DeLesDernier, of Henrico, Virginia; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and extended family and friends.
Diana was preceded in death by her daughter, Lillian Rose Merryman; grandfather, Darlo Lienemann; and grandmother, Shirley DeLesDernier.