Dianne Lyn Walton, 61, of Lamont, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at her residence in Lamont. She was born on July 2, 1957, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Erma (Rucker) Carpenter. She lived in Beloit until age 11 when they moved to the Manchester, Iowa, area, where she received her GED.
Dianne married Daryl Cole in 1975. Together the couple raised five children. They later divorced. On September 23, 1991, Dianne was united in marriage to Delmar R. Walton, Jr. They resided in Quasqueton until moving to rural Lamont a year ago.
Dianne was a longtime employee of Walmart. She also worked at Pronto and Okie Dokie. She cherished her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing as well as caring for her dogs and farm pets.
Survivors include her husband, Delmar R. Walton, Jr. of Lamont; four children, Amy (Fred) Stone-Sternhagen of Manchester, Daryl “Monk” Cole of Quasqueton, Ann (Antonio) Gonzalez of Elgin, Illinois, and Jamie Cole of Manchester; two stepchildren, Danielle (Eric) Welsh of Raymond and Courtney (Alex) Wilkins of Gilbertville; two siblings, Dawn (Jerry) Bond and Scott Carpenter, all of Manchester; five half-siblings, Kathy (Bob) Strief of Masonville, Gene (LuAnne) Carpenter of Des Moines, Bill (Wendy) Carpenter of Manchester, Bill (Paula) Porter of Alburnett, and Marsha Carpenter of Marshalltown; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Dianne was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Renae B. Chapman; a granddaughter, Harlee D. Stone; and one half-brother, Robert Carpenter.
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