Mrs. Diane Meyer of Belleville, formerly of Okawville, departed this life in the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Shiloh, IL on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 11:15 A.M. She had attained the age of 65 years, 5 months, and 15 days.
Diane was born in East St. Louis on March 8, 1956, the daughter of Raymond and Clara (nee Baker) Briggs. She was united in marriage to David D. Meyer in Edgemont, IL on April 8, 1979, and he survives her passing.
Mrs. Meyer was a homemaker. After losing her own mother, Diane took on the role as matriarch of the family. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family, watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, midnight snacks, and drinking her Coca-Cola. Diane also cherished spending time with her daughters and grandsons. Diane especially enjoyed meeting her sisters for lunch. It is said that “Sisters are angels who lift us up when our wings forget how to fly.”
Left to mourn her passing is her husband, David Meyer of Belleville; three daughters, Jennifer Meyer of Okawville, Karen Pope and special friend Cody of Belleville, and Stephanie Meyer and fiancé John of Texas; three grandsons, Blake, Reid, and Holden; three brothers, Randy Briggs and wife Sandy of TN, Gary Briggs and wife Sharon of Troy, IL, and Darryl Briggs and wife Janie of Damiansville; four sisters, Angela Dierkes and husband Ted of Germantown, Anita Briggs of Shiloh, Karen Good and husband Bill of Fairview Heights, and Denise Krohne and husband Matthew of Okawville; special nephew, Bennett Krohne as well as several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. Diane is also survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and a host of friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Briggs Sr. and a nephew, Danny Briggs Jr.
Private services will be held from Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted by the funeral home.