Dianna Jean Behrens

Dianna J. Behrens 49, died Sunday, February 18, 2007 at home after a 2 year battle with lung cancer in the presence of her parents. She was born Nov. 4, 1957 in Kansas City, MO. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 3900 Harrison, in K.C. MO at 12 noon Friday, preceded by Visitation from 10:00 to 12 PM at the Church. Burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in KC. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Kansas City Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. Dianna attended school at St. Catherine's and graduated from Ruskin High School. She received an Engineering Degree and Certification in Mechanical Engineering during her years of working for the Nuclear Power industry, beginning her career at the Callaway Plant in MO, followed by jobs at various plants throughout the country from Pittsburg to L.A. and last worked at Southern Nuclear Power in Birmingham, AL. She leaves her parents, Patrick and Jean Behrens, brother, Dennis Behrens of Freeman, TX, and sisters, Donna Williams and Mary Behrens of KC. She also leaves nephews, Daniel Behrens and Berny Wilson of TX, as well as a host of friends and work associates who will miss her keen wit, her rich voice and a beautifully infectious laugh. She cared deeply and loved completely. Dianna loved children, movies (her favorite being "What Dreams May Come"), cooking, teaching others to cook and riding her Harley. She was a member of the "Ladies of the Harley" in CO., (which amused us as she was not quite 5 ft. tall). Her favorite day was the day she said, "Thank you God for my Life Canyon" while standing up on the cycle foot pegs, all the way from Eagle to Red River, NM. She was also a lover and participant of the arts, especially dance and acting having spent years in those activities. A big memory of hers was dancing in the Starlight production of "State Fair" with Ozzie and Harriet, as a 12 year old child. Her talents were many and her life was too short. She was loved deeply, and will be missed. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home, 816-4442060)

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6800 Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64131
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Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 21, 2007