Obituary for Diana Lynne Terry (Gerard)
Diana L. Terry, 70, of Atchison KS died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at her home unexpectedly.
Memorial services will be 2:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 6th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial of cremated remains will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society, Atchison Animal Control or the First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Diana was born on March 25, 1947 in Atchison KS the daughter of William E. “Bud” and Dorothy Jean (Day) Gerard. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1965 and attended a business college in St. Joseph, MO. Diana worked as a secretary/receptionist for the Social Rehabilitation Services in Atchison for 38 years retiring in 2007. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Martha Washington Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post # 1175, and Project Concern. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, her dogs Stoney and Sassy, and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was married to Jack C. Gilliland on April 16, 1976. Mr. Gilliland preceded her in death on Jan 15, 1992. She was later married to Billy G. Terry in May 24, 1996. Mr. Terry preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2002. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth “Beth” (Rudy) Charnick, Atchison, and Julie Gilliland, Atchison, a sister, Carol Gerard, Kingman, KS, seven grandchildren, Tiana Burke, Topeka, KS, Ashli Brown, Omaha, NE, Jack Burke, Timothy Burke, both of Plant City, FL, Billie, Dana, and Cole Loucks, Atchison, KS, two great grandchildren, Rylan Wilson-Brown, and Annabelle Ward, both of Omaha, NE, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, and both husbands, preceded her in death.