December 5, 1939 — March 22, 2018
Diana Janise “Diane” Puckett was called home to glory on Thursday, March 22, 2018, surrounded by family. Diane was born to Robert and Georgia Martin on December 5, 1939 in St. Joseph, Missouri; she was one of 10 children. The family relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1950.
Diane graduated from Minneapolis Central High School in 1957. She was married to the love of her life, Robert Puckett, in 1965. From their union came three son — Parrish, Cary, and Anthony.
Diane was employed at Napco, Honeywell, and retired from the Minneapolis Park Board, where she worked for 13 years before retiring in 2003.
Diane continued to give to the community outside of her daily job. She was a member of the Original Social Club and was president of the Women’s Auxiliary of Johnnie Baker Post 291. In her spare time, she enjoyed needle art and crocheting. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Diane is preceded in death by her father, Robert Martin; mother, Georgia Martin; brother, Robert Martin; sisters Rose Lee Briscoe and Carol Jean Sheffield.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband of 52 years, Robert “Bob” Puckett; sons, Parrish (Leona) Martin, Cary (Wendy) Puckett, and Anthony Puckett all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; sisters, Mary Thompkins of St. Joseph, Missouri, Ruth (Dupree) Logan, Carrion Henderson, and Sandra Martin all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brothers Charles (Shirley) Martin, Rudolph (Carol) Martin both of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Eleven Grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.