Diane Walker

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March 24, 1947 - January 12, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Wentzville, MO

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Diane Courtin Walker of Wentzville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the age of 71. Born to Franklin Courtin and Rachel Courtin (née Kemp); loving wife of Herschell Walker (deceased); cherished mother of Norman (Christine) Mars, Nathan (Hanae) Mars, and Nicole (James) Adams; proud grandmother of Alyssa, Michael, Morgan, Aidan, Avani, and Kai; beloved Meemaw to Mina and London.

Diane was a graduate of the Pattonville HS class of 1965. She served her community and supported her family as a police dispatcher for University City until her retirement. She raised and loved 3 children who gave her the grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she so adored. Diane was incredibly proud of the family she built and loved attending her grandchildren’s events and hearing about their ever-changing lives. In 1988, Diane found the love of her life in Herschell Walker, who preceded her in death. They were passionate animal lovers and travelers who loved to visit the Southwest and found great joy in their retirement years together.

Diane is survived by her sister, Rebecca Courtin-Sherk, her 3 kids, 6 grandkids, 2 great grandkids. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Memorials may be made in Diane's name to BackStoppers.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sue Lynch January 13, 2019 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    She always made you feel welcome! She’s smiling down at everyone holding Hershalls’ hand!

  2. Cindy Fischer January 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. Words can’t express how much we will miss Diane’s kind and generous spirit. We count ourselves lucky to have called her our friend. It is so abundantly clear how much she adored her entire family, and how much they loved her. We are better for having known you Diane, our good and loving friend.
    Cindy and Bob Fischer

  3. Amanda Lerch January 13, 2019 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    candle 1I’m deeply saddened to hear of this loss. There are no amount of words that can express how much she was and always will be loved.

  4. Amanda “Birdie” Peck January 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I’m so saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. She was a wonderful soul and I am certain she will be missed dearly. My thoughts are with her family and everyone who knew her.

  5. Velma Walker January 17, 2019 at 9:13 am - Reply

    candle 8Love you Auntie

  6. Shannon Eaton January 17, 2019 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Diane was like a second mother to so many people. . She touched so many people and I was honored to be her friend. She will be missed!

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