Diana L. Ahrens, 62, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 21, 1950 in Taylorville, IL., the daughter of Earl and Mae Dowdell McMillen. She married Lyle Ahrens on January 20, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada and he survives.
She is also survived by two daughters: Kelley Ahrens, and Kim (Mark) Barnes both of Scottsdale, AZ., her two sons: Bryan Gooden and Michael Gooden both of Springfield, her two sisters: Marsha (Chuck) Norris of Mount Auburn, IL., and Marilyn Standley of Springfield, her loving mother Mae McMillen of Springfield, three grandchildren in Arizona and her grandson Rob Gooden of Springfield. Mrs. Ahrens was preceded in death by her father.
Diana was an X-Ray Technician at St. John's Hospital for twelve years. She enjoyed knitting, spinning, and quilting, and she was of the Methodist Faith.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Monday March 18, 2013 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. The family will meet friends from 2:00pm until the time of service at the funeral home on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Home Services Hospice, and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.