Paul S. Diener, 89, passed away May 3, 2013, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.
He was born May 15, 1923, in Yoder, the son of Harry and Amanda Selzer Diener. He had worked as a draftsman. He volunteered for MDS, prison ministry, and the Et Cetera Shop. He was an avid gardener and loved to sing. He was a member of Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, and had been the groundskeeper at Eastlawn Cemetery.
On Aug. 19, 1951, he married Dorothy Horst at Peabody. She passed away on Feb. 15, 1989.
He is survived by one daughter, Carla (Steve) Lyon of University Place, Wash.; two sons, Arlis (Marsha) of Kansas City, and Myron (Donna) of Harrisonville, Mo.; two brothers, Edward of Sarasota, Fla., Herman (Mary Ellen) of Hutchinson; two sisters-in-law, Carrie Diener of Goshen, Ind., and LaVerne Horst of Othello, Wash.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Daniel, Clayton, Truman, Willard and Glenn.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, with a memorial service to follow at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, with Pastor Kurt Horst officiating. The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.
Memorials may be sent to the Harry and Amanda Diener Scholarship Fund, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.