August 29, 1935 - August 30, 2020
On August 30, 2020, the soul of Diana Warren Risher went to the Kingdom prepared for her by her Lord, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dan C. Risher, Jr. of Heidelberg and Lake Eddins; her parents, Seibert and Genevieve Warren of Prenter, WV; and her brother, The Rev. Dr. Michael Warren of La Grange, KY. She is survived by two sons, Michael Risher of Lake Eddins, John Risher (Tina) of Heidelberg, and two grandsons, Cody Risher, Lee Griffin (Casey), and four great grandchildren, Jaycie, Marcy, Lilly, and Levi. Diana was born in Prenter, WV on August 29, 1935. She graduated from Sherman High School in Seth, WV, and continued her education at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where she majored in music education and Bible. She studied at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA. Her first employment was as Director of Christian Education at the First Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS where she met her husband of thirty-six years. Upon moving to his hometown of Heidelberg she became employed by Heidelberg Public School as teacher of 6th grade and music. In 1970, she became a 5th grade teacher, elementary and high school music teacher, and Bible teacher at Heidelberg Academy. She retired in 1990. Diana was a long-time member and Sunday School teacher at Heidelberg Presbyterian Church. At one time she served as choir director and pianist. Ever the student, in 1994-1996 she studied and graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS with a Masters degree in Biblical Studies. In addition to teaching Sunday School, she taught weekly Bible studies in Heidelberg, Lake Eddins, and at Northpointe Presbyterian Church in Meridian, MS. She has had two small books published, but God, and The Trees of the Bible Speak to Us Today. She has also served as speaker for various women’s groups. Visitation and memorial service will be held at Heidelberg Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 with the memorial service following at 11:30 a.m. A private family burial will be held at Heidelberg Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Gideons International, Bay Springs, MS, Heidelberg Presbyterian Church, or Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
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