Funeral Service: Friday,
June 8th at 2:00 PM in the
Trinity United Methodist Church
in Mtn. Grove, Missouri.
June 7th from 6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM in the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery
Hospice Compassus c/o
the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.
Diana Marie Ramaeker, daughter of William E. and Vera M. (Hanson) Gladden, was born on March 19, 1961 in Houston, Missouri, and departed this life on June 4, 2012 at her residence near Mtn. Grove, Missouri, following a long illness. She was 51 years, 2 months and 16 days of age.
Diana grew up and attended school in Houston, Missouri, and graduated from Houston High School in 1979. She attended the Central Methodist College for three years.
Diana was united in marriage to high school sweetheart, Larry Ramaeker on July 10, 1982 in Houston, Missouri. They would have celebrated their 30th Anniversary next month. One daughter, Kirby, was born to this union.
They made their home and raised their daughter on a dairy farm they owned and operated for thirty years near Mtn. Grove.
Diana is a longtime member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Mtn. Grove, Missouri.
She is survived by her loving husband: Larry Ramaeker; her daughter and son-in-law: Kirby and Derek Sparks of Nixa, Missouri; her parents: William and Vera Gladden of Houston, Missouri; two brothers: Ed Gladden and Andrew Gladden and his wife, Sara; two sisters: Suzanne McChesney and her husband, Phil, and Linda Gladden and her husband, Les; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.
The family would like to thank Diana’s personal caregivers, Jan Whitehill and Tammy Belt, for all their help.