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Diane L Staats Honts

10/23/1940 - 04/28/2017

Burial Date: 05/03/2017

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Diane L. Honts, 76, of Fruitland, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 28, 2017 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Community Room. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Diane’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Diane Lea Staats was born on October 23, 1940 in Wapello, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Wanda (Lodwick) Staats. On September 15, 1958, Diane was united in marriage to Donald Honts in Iowa City. Diane worked for McKee Button Factory for many years. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Wapello and enjoyed baking, collecting dolls, crocheting, doing crafts, gardening, traveling and most of all spending time with her family.

Diane will be deeply missed by her husband, Donald of Fruitland; children, Jerry (Virginia Dress) Honts of Clive, Brenda (Terry) Davis of Centerville and Brian (Shari Stark) Honts of Richfield, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Cory, Amber, Joshua and Adam; three great-grandchildren, Cory Jr., Eli and Isaiah; siblings, Bill Staats of Burlington, Elmer Staats of Wapello, Larry (Patsy) Staats of Muscatine, Sandy Nederbo of New London, Stanley (Lynn) Staats of Wapello, Jim Staats of Mediapolis and Jaqueline (Tom) Eberling of Louisiana.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jeffery, brother, Bob Staats and sister, Darlene McBride.