Obituary- Diane Jean Oldham

Diane Jean Oldham, age 64, of Tampico, IL passed away on Saturday, Sept 18, 2021 in Chandler, AZ after a short illness.
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Diane Jean Oldham, age 64, of Tampico, IL passed away on Saturday, Sept 18, 2021 in Chandler, AZ after a short illness.

Diane was born September 23, 1956 in Princeton, the daughter of James and Ila Jean Behrens.  She married Arthur Oldham on March 2, 1974.  They welcomed their daughter, Renee Jean, on August 20, 1974.  Diane graduated from Prophetstown High School Class of 1975.  On February 20, 1977, their son, Cory John was born.

Diane volunteered in all of Renee’s activities throughout the years.  She cleaned houses for years for people who became close friends. In 2004 she became a cashier at Farm N Fleet and made several friends, coworkers and customers alike during her 10 years there.  In 2016, Diane started spending winters at their home in Chandler, Arizona next door to her daughter and grandkids. But loved every Spring heading back to the farm that her and Art built together.  She loved her pets and grandkids and would tell you all about them if you listened.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jimmy Lee and her son, Cory.

Diane is survived by her husband of 47 years, Arthur of Tampico; her daughter Renee (Bill) Bierer and two grandchildren, Samantha Jean Schmit and Andrew Robinson all of Queen Creek, Arizona; brother Dennis (Sandy) Behrens and sister in law Nadine Oldham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Happy Tails, Rock Falls, IL.  Diane loves her pets so much and has loved rescuing them throughout the years.  You can send a check to them at 1408 McNeil Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071.  Please put Diane Oldham in the memo.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Greenville Fairfield Cemetery.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Diane J. Oldham, please visit our floral store.

4 Responses

  1. I did not know Diane that well, but I did communicate with her on Facebook. I know she was a very special lady, because so many people talked about her and the good she done for other. She is in God’s hands now and we will see her again in heave when our time comes to pass this earth.
    With Sympathy,
    Terry & Lorraine Gaskill

  2. I was so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. We were classmates in Prophetstown, and she was one of the truly nice ones. Never heard her say an unkind word about anybody. I ran into Diane maybe not quite a year ago in the Sterling Wal-Mart, and we stood & chatted for awhile. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to talk with her again. I learned of her illness just days before she passed away, so didn’t have enough time to send her a note to let her know I was thinking about her. Keep all the good times with Diane close to you…she was a special lady.

    Nora & Bill Mosher

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