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Diane Branning

October 30, 2022

Diane Branning 60 died October 30, 2022, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She was Born August 11, 1962, in Wellington, Kansas to Darrell and Shirley (Bradt) Branning. On September 19th she celebrated 41 years with her life partner Patty Kreier.


She graduated from Wellington High School, Fort Hay State University with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business, and The University of Kansas with a master’s degree in Social Work.


Following College she worked at Prairie View, Youthville and Eldorado Correctional Facility. She loved working varying jobs and the people she worked with.


Diane was co-owner of The Station House Restaurant in Walton, Kansas, and Kansas Photobooths. She enjoyed photography, spending time with her family and friends and making people laugh and reading a good novel.


Diane is survived by her partner Patty; five sons Donald Brown (Elizabeth Furness); Walter (Amanda) Stagner; Chad Kreier-Branning; Tyler Kreier-Branning; TJ (Meagan) Branning and daughters Hollie Kreier-Branning and Ashley Kreier-Branning. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and four brothers; Darrell Branning Jr; Terry (Pam) Branning; Kenny (Lori) Branning and Ricky Branning and many nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her parents.


Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.  Visitiaton will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside committal service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday November 8, 2022 at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington, Kansas. 

Memorials may be made to the Diane Branning Memorial Fund to offset expenses and left with Petersen Funeral Home or Walton State Bank.

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4 thoughts on “Diane Branning

  1. Patty & family, So very sorry for your loss.
    Diane was a wonderful person.
    We were so blessed to have known her. She was always so kind, humble and just a all a round special lady.
    She will definitely be missed by our family. Until we meet again, fly high beautiful lady!

  2. Mom I love you and will miss you and even though your gone you will never be forgotten and we will see each other again someday.

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