Diane Marie Hickert, 53, Hays, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at Hays Good Samaritan Society.


She was born May 4, 1967, in Norton to Gerald Henry and Marcella Theresa (Boor) Hickert. She grew up on the family farm near Jennings. She attended the Jennings and Norton schools, graduating from Norton High School.


She enjoyed her kitties in the farm. While in high school she earned several trophies for bowling and playing basketball. In 1992, the family moved to Hays. She had been employed by DSNWK over the years.


She enjoyed watching sports on TV, her craft projects, eating out with her family, going shopping with her Mom, and doing word search puzzles.


Survivors include her mother, Hays; a sister, Debra Dix, Stockton; a brother, Darrell Hickert, Oberlin; three nieces; a nephew; her aunts and uncles, Leona Boor, Hays, Susan Boor, Hutchinson, Luella Linnebur, Bel Aire, Majella and Fred Hickert, Hays, Leon and Mary Jo Boor, Abilene, Jeannie and Jerry Patterson, Wakefield, and Charlene Goscha, Oakley; and numerous cousins.


She was preceded in death by her father; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Hickert.


A private family service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601; inurnment will take place at a later date.


Memorials are suggested to the family’s wishes and can be sent to the family at 1700 Anthony Dr., Hays, KS 67601.


Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com