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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Monday April 4th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Graveside Service

Hillcrest Cemetery
Tuesday April 5th, 2022

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Dianne Burnett

Dianne’s life began on January 9, 1960, in Florence. She was the daughter of Delano F. and Barbara Anne (Harbison) O’Dell. Dianne was a 1978 graduate of Marion High School. She worked for the Marion County Treasurer’s Office for several years as a clerk and had been the city clerk at Florence. Prior to working in local government, Dianne was a seismologist and worked in several and varied locations. Dianne was fortunate to have found love twice in her life, first to husband James Hinton, who preceded her in death and then to Don Burnett, who she married April 6, 1994, in Reno. Dianne was an expert homebody. She loved to be in her jammies, enjoying time with family. She was a fan of watching old western movies and enjoyed football, rooting on her NY Giants. Her greatest joy was her family which includes her husband Don of Marion, brother Mike O’Dell of Marion; nieces Erin (Shawn) Markley of Lee Summit, and Caitlin (Jake) Adkins of St. George, KS; and great nieces and nephews Ella, Lily, Logan, Reagan, Quinn, and Collins. Dianne passed away at her home on Thursday March 31, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband James Hinton, and brother Scott O’Dell. Her family will gather with friends on Monday April 4, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. at Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Marion. Her graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 5, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence. Memorial contributions in Dianne’s name may be directed to the Marion County Food Bank in care of the funeral home. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Dianne at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Dianne Burnett

Hazel Hoffner Apr 6 2022 5:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dianne Burnett

Denise Gaffney Apr 6 2022 11:26 AM

Dianne's laughter could light up a room. She could make work so much fun and her quips made everyone laugh. So sorry for your loss

Jeannine Bateman Apr 5 2022 9:25 AM

A beautiful woman. May she enjoy heaven and reuniting with friends and family. Much love to all of you. Loved the video.

Judy Slocombe Brennan Apr 3 2022 5:12 PM

Dianne was a very good friend of mine; we became friends in school at good 'ole MHS. She was in my Shorthand/Business Class. She always gave me heck for spelling my Diane incorrectly. I remember anytime, anywhere I saw and spoke to her, she was always smiling and laughing! That was her nature, and I loved that about her! She was truly happy in her life. I will miss her dearly! Rest in peace my dear friend.

Diane Carpenter Apr 3 2022 4:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dianne Burnett

Cristi Soyez Apr 3 2022 1:49 PM

Thoughts and prayers to all family members🙏

Pat and Ann Care Apr 2 2022 9:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dianne Burnett

Pat and Ann Carr Apr 2 2022 9:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dianne Burnett

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A candle was lit in memory of Dianne Burnett

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