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Diane Waldron

Diane Waldron


Diane Lynn, nee Major, Waldron, 67, of Sparta, IL; born on June 20, 1951 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Waldron was an educator and worked in every building of Sparta School District 140.  She was a long time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Diane and her husband, Terry, operated the Trap Shooting Hall of Fame Museum.

Diane was a kind soul, who had a gift for plants and all things flora; she had unique talents in the kitchen, preparing food for any occasion or visitor to her home.  She enjoyed her Bunco buddies for well over 30 years.  Diane loved her Tuesday ritual of dinner and pinochle with her husband, brother John and sister-in-law Judy.  She loved pool days with her friends and family, seeing her children sing and perform, and spending the early mornings at the beach in St. Augustine, FL.  Most of all, she loved her husband and children more than anything.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Steve and Margaret Mae, nee Post, Major.  Her father and mother-in-law – Billie R. and Alta Gayl Waldron.

She is survived by her husband – Terry Waldron whom she married on August 13, 1972 in Carbondale, IL.  Her children – Andy (Krista) Waldron of St. Louis, MO.  Emily Waldron of Sparta, IL.  One brother – John (Judy) Major of Carbondale, IL.  One sister – Debbie Reiger-Holzer of Temecula, CA.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Westminster Food Pantry or the Sparta Public Library.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Robert Miner officiating.

Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Jenny says:

    I am so sorry for your sudden and deep loss. You are all in my prayers.

    Thank you all for thinking of the library and sharing the beautiful flowers.

    Isaiah 41:1

  2. Lynette Jalivay says:

    Terry so sorry for your loss. Please know you, Andy and Emily as well as the rest of your family are in my prayers.

    For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s
    Romans 14:8 KJV

  3. David and Sue says:

    A lifetime of love and,friendship you will always be in our hearts and lives.

  4. Stephanie Guidish Hughes says:

    Mr. Waldron, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you & and your family.

  5. Barbara Grah Macri says:

    Please accept my sympathy…

  6. Michael Sauerhage says:

    Terry, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family.

  7. Tiffany Grab (Brewer) says:

    Terry, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you & your family.

  8. Natalie Branca says:

    My prayers are with you in this time of complete sorrow.

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