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Dianna Messner

Funeral for Dianna Messner, 49, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Bible Church with the Rev. Leonard Reimer, pastor, officiating.

Dianna died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at her home.

Arrangements are under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home. 

Dianna was born May 2, 1964, in Lawton, to Kenneth Allen and Arlys D. Homestead Smith. She grew up in Lawton and attended Lawton High School. She married Gary Bishop in 1981, and they divorced in 1993. She later married John A. Messner on June 11, 1994, in Lawton. Dianna had worked for Smith's Fruit Stand, Johnson's Mini Mart, Four Deuces Western Wear, Billy Caldwell, P. A., Southwest Eye Institute, Great Plains Pediatrics, Family Medical Center and several small jobs before becoming disabled.

Dianna is survived by her husband, of the home; two sons: Christopher Bishop and wife Robyn, Oklahoma City; and Travis Bishop, Sterling; six grandchildren: Paris, Bransen, Carter, Samantha, Zachary and Kannon; a brother and sister-in-law: Allen and Marlys Smith, Cache; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Promise Care Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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