Dianna Dougherty Hartley

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Dianna Dougherty Hartley, 70, was carried to her heavenly home on the wings of angels on June 27, at her second home in Kissimmee, Fla., in the presence of her family.

Dianna was born Dec. 3, 1947, in Nevada, to Lester and Zepha (Smith) Dougherty. She is survived by her devoted husband, Joe Hartley of Nevada; her children, Jennifer Hartley and Justin Hartley, Kissimmee, Fla.; two sisters, Sue Shellhorn and her husband, Bob, Grain Valley, Mo., and Lou Henry and her husband Jerry, Georgetown, Texas; four nephews, five great-nephews and six great-nieces who cherished their time with their great aunt.

Dianna was a 1965 graduate of Nevada High School and in her senior year of high school, she began working at the Nevada Daily Mail where she continued to work for the next three years. She married Joe Hartley on Oct. 4, 1969, and the couple moved to Clinton, Mo., where she worked at Rival Manufacturing. The couple returned to Nevada in 1974 where Dianna worked for the Missouri Division of Family Services, retiring in 2000. In 2001 Dianna began working part-time at the Taney County DFS office in Branson.

Dianna was an active member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church in Nevada and loved assisting with Bushwhacker Days, garage sales and special events. Her retirement enjoyment included spending time with her family, traveling, working in her greenhouse with plants and flowers and attending events with family or friends in Branson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with the Rev. Tisha Mundy officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. Visitation with the family will be at 1 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Disciples of Christ Church in Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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