1940 - 2011
Peggy Dianna Mahnken, 70, of Fulton, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center.
She was born September 16, 1940, in Callaway County, the daughter of Paul Bean and Helen Fay (McKee) Adams.
She was united in marriage to Patrick Cecil Mahnken in Fulton on October 3, 1958.
Dianna graduated with the South Callaway Class of 1958. She was a member of the Gold Leaf Club and enjoyed traveling. She found great pleasure in the outdoors and loved raising her ducks and chickens. She had a great passion for Temari, Japanese embroidered hand balls. Her biggest pleasure came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years; three sons, Patrick Mahnken Jr. and wife Stephanie of Fulton, Jeffery Mahnken and wife Sherrie of Central, S.C., and Curtis Mahnken and wife Rhonda of Auxvasse; one daughter, Tammy Rifkin and husband Joel of Northridge, Calif.; one brother, Paul D. Adams of Hams Prairie; and two sisters, Paula Mae Adams of Gardner, Kan. and Jaunita Mulvey of Boulder, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren and another on the way.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until the time of service.
In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests memorials be made in Dianna’s name to the American Heart Association, c/o Debo Funeral Home, P.O. Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251.
Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome. com.
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