Dianne Marie Compton
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Dianne Marie Compton , Age: 75
July 07, 1942 -- December 19, 2017

Dianne Marie Kimsey Compton, 75, returned to her heavenly home on December 19, 2017, after a valiant battle with a long illness.

Dianne was born to the late J. Lyle and Helen G. Farrell Kimsey, a businessman and a homemaker respectively, in Manhattan, KS on July 7, 1942.

Dianne was blessed with a loving family. She married her high school sweetheart, George Robert Compton, on July 21, 1962 in Manhattan, KS. Dianne and George (Bob) raised their family in Wichita, KS. George (Bob) passed after his fight with cancer in 1976. Dianne remained in Wichita raising their daughters to the college years. During her life in Wichita, she was active in many organizations including, Mary Kay cosmetics, Jackie Sorenson Aerobics, and Wichita Swim Club. She was also an accomplished runner and triathlete. Dianne returned to school after the passing of her husband and graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy. She had a passionate career as a physical therapist at St Joseph Hospital in Wichita and at Shawnee Mission in Overland Park, KS.

She was immersed in the Catholic Parish Life in Wichita and later at Sacred Heart in Shawnee, where she served on multiple Catholic Action Committees over the years. These included: coordinator and facilitator for Eucharistic Adoration, Lending Library, weekly Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Dianne is survived by her daughters; Michele (Paul) Fairchild, Lynne (Doug) Moore and Kristi (Michael) Purduski; her grandchildren; Kelly Fairchild, Nicole Fairchild, Michael Fairchild, Nathan Moore, Natalie Moore, Ashley Moore, Tori Compton and Anna Purduski; two great grandchildren; brothers, Robert Kimsey and Alan Kimsey; her sisters, Ilene Kimsey, Barbara Ball, Gwen Commer, and Annette Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Bobby Fairchild.

The family will be present for visitation on January 4th at 9:30am. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 11:15am. The Requiem Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11:30am on January 4th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawnee. Following the Mass, internment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, with a reception at the Church. The celebrant will be Fr. Pat Sullivan. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Sacred Heart Catholic Church 5501 Monticello Rd. Shawnee, KS 66226, or Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Pkwy. Ste. 200 Kansas City, MO 64114. Prayers, condolences and memories are gladly accepted at Porter Funeral Home.

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Address: 5501 Monticello Rd.
City: Shawnee
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66226
Date: January 04, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
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Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Address: 5501 Monticello Rd.
City: Shawnee
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66226
Date: January 04, 2018
Time: 11:30 am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.
Condolences

Ken Schmelzle December 24, 2017

Classmate thru High School and life long friend. Dianne always had a special place in my heart and will be dearly missed Sun City , Arizona

Sorry to hear of your loss and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers


Pat Conkwright December 29, 2017

Lifelong friend Manhattan , Kansas

Dean and I wish to express our sincerest condolences to Dianne's family. I know that her loving presence and the guiding force of her deep faith will be missed by all who love her. Please know that her classmates from Luckey High will be with you in spirit as you celebrate her life. As a group, we have made arrangements to pray the Memorare in her memory the morning of her service.


Cathryn Anne Hay December 31, 2017

Longtime neighbor across the street Wichita , Kansas

I lost track of Dianne after she moved to Lenexa, but the number of years we spent talking together and exercising together remain in my memory, as I have not moved. My condolences to her children at this great time of loss.


Joyce Nelson January 01, 2018

Cousin Carson City , Nevada

I have many memories of the love and humor that Dianne exhibited throughout her life. This was definitely a life well lived! My love and sympathy to the rest of the family. My thoughts are with you all.


Mark Davis January 01, 2018

Former boss of mine at St. Joseph Med. Center Wichita , Kansas

Although it has been many years since we worked together, I remember Dianne very fondly. She hired me at St. Joseph Medical Center in 1989. There was many things I admired about her, like her athletic ability, her knowledge, but most of all her kindness. Our hospital went through many changes during her time there and she handled them all with grace, dignity and great leadership. I know that there are many people including myself that will miss her, but I am so grateful that God gave me the opportunity to work and know her. May God make each day just a little brighter Sincerely Mark Davis