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Diane L. Cladinos

January 14, 1961 ~ September 2, 2012

Diane Lynn Cladinos, age 51, died peacefully on the morning of September 2, 2012 in the Caldwell, Kansas Hospital after a long battle with rejection as a result of a lung transplant in 2004. Diane was born in Liberal, Kansas to Roberta Pettijohn and Frank D. Day.

Diane was a gentle, caring and compassionate woman. She strongly lived by the philosophy to “always treat others as you would like to be treated”, regardless of their position in life. She taught her children, and everyone around her to be the person you are meant to be, always try your best, and never live with regrets. She was passionate about her family and all the persons and children in her community. Diane had strong love and devotion to her husband. In her eyes there was never a man so strong or loving to walk this earth.

Prior to getting sick, Diane valued her job at the local dollar store. She enjoyed visiting with all the people in town and getting to see the faces of all the children she adored so much.

Diane left behind a legacy, reminding us to always value the ones closest to your heart, and never take one second for granted. This is not only to serve in the mourning of her death, but to also celebrate her life.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Frank D. Day. She is survived by her mother, Roberta Pettijohn of Wichita, Kansas; her husband Ted Cladinos of Caldwell, Kansas; her children Charlie Sawyer of Caldwell, Kansas, Tosha Sawyer and Wayne Wilson of Winfield, Kansas; Ashlie Cladinos and Jessica Sartin of Caldwell, Kansas, and Caleb Wilson of Caldwell, Kansas; two step-sons, Sam Cladinos of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Barry Cladinos of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her sister, Tonya Krenek of Wichita, Kansas; and her grandchildren, Christopher Sawyer, Caiden Wilson and Cailey Wilson all of Winfield, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to the Kansas Humane Society or to the ASCPA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Friends may call at the mortuary from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Linda Prochaska

Family and Friends - 09/02/2012

Ted and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Diane was very special, such a nice soft spoken little lady. It was always so clear how much she loved life and especially her family. May the happy memories carry you through this difficult time. She will certainly be missed. May God Bless you all.


Debbie Green-Barnes and families

Family and Friends - 09/03/2012

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to each one of you. Not only was it a pleasure and an honor to have worked with Diane, but it was an honor to know her as a person. She was amazing and there are not enough words to tell you how much she will truly be missed in our community. May the Lord watch over you and the legacy she left be a comfort for each one of you.


louise mcgregor

Family and Friends - 09/04/2012

Tonya... so sorry to hear of your sisters death.... she was such a sweet little lady... always a smile for every one.....


Stephanie Callaway

Family and Friends - 09/05/2012

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an inprint in our memories and We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been touched by having shared their love.

Ashlie- “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” Think of all the good, silly, fun and wild times you had and I guarantee you'll find a smile. She is no longer suffering, and may she rest in the greatest peace. She's in wonderful hands. I love you Ash, amongst the rest your family.


Courtney Rohrbaugh

Family and Friends - 09/05/2012

So very sorry for your loss. You all have been, and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.


Shari Sawyer

Family and Friends - 09/05/2012

I have so many great memories of time spent with Diane. She was such a sweet loving, happy & caring person, I loved her so much & I cherish those memories. Her love for her family & friends and all the great memories she made with each of you is never ending. My deepest sympathy for all of you during this painful time.


Lou Spangler

Family and Friends - 09/05/2012

Roberta and Tonja and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss and my prayers and love are there with you today as you have the service. Sorry that I was unable to attend due to my health but my thought and prayers will be there with you today. May God give you comfort and peace and know that Diane is safe in the arms of God now and we will see her again one day when He calls us home to be with Him for all eternity.

Much love and sympathy,



Mary Ann and Milton Forbes

Family and Friends - 09/05/2012

Roberta, Tonya and Diane's family,

We are so sorry for your loss. May the good Lord comfort each of you during this very trying time. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you. With Sincere Sympathy and Love, Mary Ann and Milton Forbes



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