Funeral service for Diane Renfro will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Pettigrew, pastor of Liberty Heights Christian Church, officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
There will be a special viewing and visitation for family and friends on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Diane Renfro left this world on April 8, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on January 31, 1940 to Jack and Margaret Hart. She grew up in Lawton and graduated from Lawton High School in May, 1958.
Her interests were wide and varied and over the years became involved in Junior Service League, Girl Scouts of America, Chamber of Commerce Red Coats, PTA, Lawton Community Theater, Business and Professional Woman’s Club, Lawton Philharmonic and Cameron University,
She was a pianist having been taught by her mother and grandmother at a young age and soon began playing the piano and organ for her church. First at Liberty Heights Christian Church and later in her life at Boulevard Christian Church, First Christian Church and Crossroads Community Bible Church. For many years she played for church services with her mother playing the organ. It gave her such joy to lend her musical talents to the church. She also loved to sing and participated in the annual Messiah for many years. She also taught many young people to play including her daughter.
She began her life time 35-year career with Mary Kay Cosmetics in 1975 eventually achieving the position of Senior Sales Director in 1980. Her career took her many places including Hawaii and many other states. She enjoyed teaching her clients and other women to become successful business women. Her beautiful smile, natural optimism and positivity made her the perfect people person and lead to her making friends around the world.
Diane’s family brought her the most joy. She had four children who survive her. Cynthia Butler, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mark Calibani of Lawton, Oklahoma, Kent Calibani and spouse Kim of Cleveland, Oklahoma, and Meghan Garis and spouse Kris of Cleveland, Oklahoma. Her grandchildren were a source of joy and pride and each one of them shared a special relationship with her The grandchildren she loved and inspired are Collin Butler, Denver, Colorado, Kyle Calibani, Mannford, Oklahoma, Caitlin Butler, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kevin Calibani, Mannford, Oklahoma, Asheley Burleson, Taylor Dodson, and Asa Garis, Cleveland, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Margaret Hart and her brother, Ronald Cook.