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Dianne Meaker
1940 - 2022

Dianne Meaker, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in First Baptist Church of Panhandle. Burial followed in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

Dianne was born May 28, 1940, in Fort Worth, to Nell Brandenburg and Louie “Jack” Zachry. She was a 55-year active member of First Baptist Church of Panhandle. Dianne took great pride in being a farmer, she also worked 18 years at the Farm Service Agency where she retired from. She enjoyed gardening, was an avid quilter and a member of the Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Her favorite place on earth was Platoro, Colo. Some of her fondest memories were her trip to Alaska with her dearest friend Carol Beard and traveling to South Padre Island to see her cousin, Jimmy Brandenburg. Nothing brought more joy to her life than her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who she loved fiercely.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nell and Jack Zachry; husband, Meradith Meaker; her cousin, Jimmy Brandenburg, who was more of a brother to her than a cousin; and her lifelong friend, Carol Beard, who was like a sister to her since junior high.

Survivors include her son, Meryl Meaker and wife, Tessa of Panhandle; daughter, Lauri Minton and husband, Scott of Canyon; grandchildren, Colton Wood and fiancé Kali Key of Panhandle, Kristin Reneau and husband, Josh of Panhandle; great-grandchildren, Brecken Dollar and Emersyn Lewis; and brother-in-law, Cleo Meaker and wife Audrey of Pampa.

In lieu of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to the general fund at First Baptist Church, PO Box 189, Panhandle TX 79068.