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Alberta Diamond


Alberta L. Diamond, 88, formerly of Mankato died Tuesday, July 14, at The Pines in Holton. She was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Jewell County, to Clifton and Lillie (Howell) Dunn.

Alberta attended Steuben Elementary School and was a 1949 graduate of Mankato High School. She was a 1950 graduate of Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina.

She married Hank Henry Diamond on Aug. 15, 1951, at the Mankato Christian Church. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1992.

Alberta worked from 1950 to 1951 at rural electric. She was a bookkeeper at Beardmore Motors from 1954 to 1955. Later she worked at the Dreamliner Motel from 1973 to 1976 and at the Frontier Cafe. Alberta also worked for Kramer Furniture and Melby Mortuary until retiring in 1992.

Her memberships include the Mankato Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school, played the piano, and made church bulletins, she also volunteered at the senior citizens center and delivered meals on wheels, and was a longtime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

Alberta is survived by her three daughters, Belinda Kneisler, Hoyt, Kan .; Denise (Robert) Kneisler Mayetta, Kan., Pamela Kramer (Kenneth), Goff, Kan .; son, John (Jay) Diamond, Holton, Kan .; 11 grandchildren, Kenneth Kneisler (Shelley), Bridget Fulkerson (Jason), Clinton Burger, Jason Ross (Amy), Kelly Kneisler, Darby Kneisler (Kristin), Kyle Kramer (Krista), Brittney Quelch (Jason), Bethany Ohlsen (Robert), Brooke Callaway (Bryan Randa), Kaitlyn Dunn (Nick); 21great-grandchildren and two on the way; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; parents, Clifton and Lillie Dunn; four sisters, Faye Braden, Beulah Dunn, Audrey Coffman and Neva Maag.

Her funeral was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, with Pastor Thaddeus Hinkle officiating. Visitation was held from 1 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 20, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., all at the Melby Mortuary, Mankato.

Interment followed in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato. Memorial contributions may be given to Mankato Christian Church in care of Melby Mortuary, P.O. Box 384, Mankato, Kan. 66956. Online condolences may be left at


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