Dianna Marie Kline Williams, of Kansas City, KS, formerly of Rolla, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the age of 36.
Dianna was born in Jefferson City, MO on August 7, 1976 to Harold E. Kline and Nancy (Grossnickle) Kline Ettleman.
Dianna graduated from Rolla High School in 1994. After high school graduation she attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas where she majored in Architectural Engineering. She graduated in 1999 and married Mark Williams of Rolla on October 16, 1999. Although they divorced in September 2009 they remained very close friends. Dianna was employed as a project manager in the construction management industry. One of the projects she was most proud of was the renovation of the Allen Field house on the KU Campus. She was currently employed as a Super Manager for Centric Projects in Kansas City.
Dianna was passionate about the rescue and rehabilitation of mistreated pit bulls. She was a volunteer for an organization called Game Dog Guardians in Lawrence, Kansas. She worked tirelessly for this organization to rehabilitate and re-home game dogs, most specifically pit bulls, and to educate the public about them. She also started a career as a pinup model by first modeling for Pinups for Pitbulls. Her pinup name was Voodoo LaRoux. She also will be appearing in a movie entitled The House of Forbidden Secrets which is due to be released shortly.
Dianna will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes her parents, Nancy Ettleman, of Rolla, and Harold Kline and wife Cleo, of Rolla; grandmother, Esther Grossnickle, of Hagerstown, MD; sisters, Alexandra Ettleman and Dallas Ettleman, both of Rolla; stepsister, Lori Daharsh, of Rolla; stepbrothers, Shawn Ettleman, of Columbia, MO; Richard Yeargen and Dean Hendrix, both of Nevada; aunts, Thelma Schrank, of Alaska, Linda Weaver and husband Ronnie, of Boonsboro, MD, Ruby Roeder and husband Ralph of Rolla, MO and Sandra Norcross and husband Bub, of Clear Spring, MD; uncles, Terry Grosnickle and wife Debbie, of Williamsport, MD and Charles Kline of Rolla, MO; nieces, Nicole Ettleman, of Columbia, MO, and Carleigh Daharsh, of Rolla; former husband, Mark Williams, of Kansas City; other extended family members and many dear friends.
A memorial service for Dianna Williams will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Greentree Christian Church in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Game Dog Guardians.
Online condolences may be offered at www.nullandsonfuneralhome.com
All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.