Theresa Diane Stagner

Theresa Diane Stagner, 79, of rural Orrick, MO, went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 7, 2023 at Liberty Hospital. Theresa, best known as Diane, was born on January 10, 1944 in Montgomery, Indiana, to Cecil Gerkin and Della Halleena Merry. Diane was raised and spent most of her childhood in Shoals, Indiana. She moved to Missouri in June of 1973.

On August 17, 1973, she was united in marriage to Alva T. Stagner of Orrick. Following their marriage, Diane and Al made their home in Orrick.

Diane had many interest, among them were wood carving, painting, making porcelain dolls, quilting, gardening and traveling. She also had a love for dogs and horses and devoted lots of her time toward their care.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edith and John Stagner; step-father, John Clutts; her second husband, James Saucier; and a son, David Stagner. She was also preceded by a special friend, Allen Hines, and numerous pets.

Diane is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Alva T. Stagner of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Lea and Eddie Cruise of Daytona Beach, FL; two sons, Scott Eric Saucier of Liberty, MO, and Brent Shaw-Saucier, of Gladstone, MO; daughter, Lisa Renee Miller of Lexington, MO; and a daughter-in-law, Viola Stagner of Orrick. She is also survived by her long time and close friend, Nikki Chincio Detzel of Orrick. She is survived by her grandchildren, Zane Taylor Cruise and Gabi, Stephani and Jay Sitherwood, Georgie and Miranda Delisio, Olivia Renee Miller and Travis Foster, Lindsy Stagner, and Megan Daniell Taylor and James; great grandchildren, Jaeger Sitherwood, Frankee Sitherwood, George Delisio, Gianna Delisio, Greyson Taylor and Zoey Taylor; special friends, Aspen Hines and Hunter Clark; and her two dogs, Bella and Shadow.

The family will greet friends on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Pastor Art Endsley officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Memorials are suggested in her memory to be given to Ray County Animal Shelter, Richmond, MO.