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Diann L. Northup

June 25, 2014

Wamego—Diann L. Northup, 68, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.
She was born September 21, 1945 at Wamego, the daughter of George J. and Leona L. Hafenstein Seele. Diann grew up in the Kaw Township and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1963.
Diann worked many years at Jim’s Pharmacy in St. Marys. She had also worked many years for National Farmers Union Insurance Co. in Wamego. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.
On May 19, 1967 she was united in marriage to Harold “Gene” Wells. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1986. She was also preceded in death by a son Kevin J. Wells on April 23, 1989, her parents and two brothers, Lloyd and Larry Seele.
She was united in marriage to Dale Northup on January 4, 1993 at Las Vegas. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Lloyd (Jennifer) Wells, Mayetta and Jeff (Marcia) Wells, Salina; a step son, Jeremy Northup, Wamego; four brothers, Melvin Seele, Rossville, Ivan Seele, Paxico, Leroy Seele, in Texas and Tom Seele, in Florida; two sisters, Marcella Lundin, Delia and Karen Olson, Sterling; six grandchildren, Brooke, Erica, Taylor, Jamie, Logan and Jordan Wells; two step-grandchildren, Trevor and Rylan Northup.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.
She will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery St. Marys.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diann L. Northup Memorial Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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21 thoughts on “Diann L. Northup

  1. My prayer goes out to the Northup family, I would like to express my condolence at this time to your family. The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this, a comforting thought is at Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”

  2. Dale, I was so sorry to hear of your lkoss. I would have been at the funeral had I known in time. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

  3. We were so sad when we read the obituary of Diane’s passing. It’s been several years since I seen her but I do remember her friendship and beautiful smile. We always talked about our kids!!!! You have our deepest sympathy. May God Bless all of you.

  4. To all Dianns’ family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Diann was so kind & loving! You are all in my prayers during this difficult time! God bless you all, Ruth Kemnitz, Wiltz

  5. Dale,Jeff and Lloyd
    So sorry to hear of Dianns passing I have many fond memories of her I know mom was waiting to greet her mom loved her so. You are all in my prayers

  6. Jeff and Lloyd and your families,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a wonderful person, so caring and loving. We spent a lot of times as kids running back and forth to each other’s houses either at half time or between inning breaks lol. Your mom always greeted us with a smile while offering drinks and snacks . I ran into her at a KState football game a few years back, she gave me a smile , hugged me and said “how’s one of my boys doin” . She cared for us all like we were her own. My thoughts and prayers are with your families as you deal with your loss. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

  7. We’re very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Jeff and Lloyd,

    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always a great person to have a smile and always wanted to have an update on my life everytime i saw her. She will be missed by all you knew her.

    Larissa Stoddard

  9. I am sorry for your loss. I know she was a good grandma to Trevor. My thoughts are with you and the whole family.

  10. I loved working with Diane at the St Mary’s Healthmart! She was such a fun lady and was so good working with all the patients and that made my job so much easier. I remember going with her to Nashville for a drug conference and to see Willie Nelson! We really had a great time. My daughter frequently came to work with me and she was beyond sweet to Tricia too! So sorry to hear she is gone! Dale, I send you our blessings! Kathy and Mike McCrite, Savannah, Georgia

  11. Lloyd and Jeff, our parents sure let us have a lot of fun together growing up as kids. Deeping saddened and thinking of you guys.

  12. Jeff & Lloyd,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother! It seems like just yesterday we were all playing in the back yard. She was like a second mother to me as a kid and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this sad time.

  13. Please accept my sincere sympathy for Diann’s passing. She was always a sweet person and a nice classmate in our ’63 St. Marys H S class.
    Although I cannot attend the funeral, I send my prayers and kind thoughts.

    Noreen Slease

  14. Dale, Jeff, and Lloyd

    Greg and I are so very sorry for your loss. Diann was an amazing lady with a great sense of humor. We will miss her dearly. Our continued prayers are with you all.

  15. Jeff & Lloyd, We are so very sorry for your loss. Diane was a wonderful lady and a wonderful mom. Our prayers are with you and your families.

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