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“I am one of Diane's first State Farm Insurance customers. I became aquainted with her she was walking the neighborhood introducing herself. I felt...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Willa Williams - Park Forest, IL

“Please accept our sincere sympathy- Diane was a lovely person - ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Gallaher - Oro Valley, AZ

“To The Family Of Diane: Since 94,Oh my. More Than a agent; A friend and a mom who has held my hand as I walked thru the stepping stones of life. I am...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Fred Owens - Flossmoor, IL

“Oh Diane...this is so heartbreaking. My family has been your client since 1989/1990 I believe. Always kind, warmhearted, helpful. You are sincerely...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Nikki Allen - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

“I was a client of Diane's for the last 2 years. She was so kind, and sweet to me on the phone. I live out of state, so I never met her personally. I...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jeannine Fiore - Smyrna, GA

“I met Diane in 1989. I was new to Park Forest and in need of a insurance agent. Diane came to my home and there was an instant connection. I...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Yvonne Higgins - Park Forest, IL

“I met Diane as a young child during the time that Mr. Bock was my Mother State Farm Agent at the office located in Chicago Heights right next to...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Buckner - Matteson, IL

“I knew Diane as a nearby State Farm agent and visited her a few times and always enjoyed my visits with her. We also shared our prior experience as...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Ryan - orland park, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.Sincerely,Cindy Verhoek, Staff and Family ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Verhoek - Lockport, IL

“We spent many wonderful holiday get-together with Diane through out mutually extended families. Blessings for peace. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dave and Chris Willis - Lockport, IL

“My wife and I have known Diane for over 30 years and are grieving her loss along with her family and many friends. Her family, faith, and friends...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Mike Salazar - DOWNERS GROVE, IL

“My thoughts and prayers to all of Diane's family. Diane was very kind and thoughtful person, she will be missed by all who knew her. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Marcia Blean - Morrison, IL

“Sarah and Rebecca, your mom was so kind hearted, soft spoken, gentle hearted and so very loved. I can't look at a gingerbread house without thinking...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Karla Bonneur McMahon - Tucson, AZ

“To all the Family. Diane was one of the most interesting engaging people I have ever met. One evening she was walking through town & stopped by my...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Pamela Biesen - FRANKFORT, IL


Diane M. Sexton passed away on September 7, 2021 at the age of 71, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her by living their lives to the fullest.

Diane Marie Bonneur Sexton was born to Everett Eugene and Mary Katherine Bonneur in Morrison, IL on March 28, 1950. She graduated from Morrison High School in 1968 and received her B.S. from Western Illinois University in 1974 in Home Economics Education. She taught home economics for fifteen years. In 1989, Diane became a State Farm Insurance Agent. She loved caring and serving her policyholders for 31 years. She grew up attending Trinity Reformed Church in Fulton, IL and was a founding member of Peace Community Church in Frankfort, IL. Diane lived life to the fullest. She loved traveling, baking, reading, scrapbooking, basket collecting, tea parties, and celebrating holidays to the fullest! What she loved the most was spending quality time with her family and friends, which always involved delicious food.

She is survived by her father, her children Sarah (Nathan) Phillips of Frankfort, IL; Rebecca (Christian) Kates, of Fort Collins, CO; her grandchildren Abigail, Mia, and Breck; her brother-in-law, Dave Rose, her brother Brian (Cindy)Bonneur, her sister Janice (Scott) Webster, aunt Nadine Riley, uncle Harold Bonneur, aunt Kay Bonneur, aunt Marilyn Riley, and many nieces and nephews.

Diane was preceded in death by her mother Mary K., sister Karen Rose, aunt Beverly Bonneur, uncle Leon Bonneur, aunt Carol and uncle Allen VenHuizen, and uncle Carl Riley.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Camp Manitoqua. We will plant oak trees in her honor on camp grounds. Camp Manitoqua holds a special place in our families' heart for many reasons, including her spiritual journey. www.manitoqua.org/trees

Visitation will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, September 10, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Home, 1601 16th Ave, Fulton. Funeral service will follow at 11:30am. Cremation rites will follow.

Diane's favorite foods will be served at Fulton Presbyterian Church following the service.