A memorial service celebrating the life of Jane Dianne (Sanders) Lanman, 74, a lifelong resident of Cleburne, Texas, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Daniel Hawkins officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Dianne Lanman passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 in Cleburne. She was born in Cleburne on January 7, 1944, the daughter of Jack and Jimmie Evelyn (Brown) Sanders.
Dianne married Neal Lanman on July 31, 1965 in Cleburne.
She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1962 and received her Bachelor’s in Education from Texas Tech University in 1967. Dianne received her Master’s in Education in 1969 from the University of North Texas and went on to receive her Mid-Management certification from Tarleton State University.
Dianne served a total of 33 years in public education, beginning her career at Birdville ISD, where she taught for three years before joining Cleburne ISD in 1971 as a member of the Santa Fe Elementary faculty. She also taught at J.N. Long and C.C. Cooke Elementary Schools before moving into District administration as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and later, as Director of Personnel. Dianne developed and implemented numerous initiatives for the District including the English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education and Drug and Safety programs.
In 1978 she was honored by her fellow educators in being chosen Cleburne ISD Teacher of the Year and in 1992 was honored as Coming Home Queen during the Homecoming festivities.
Dianne was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cleburne.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Sanders.
Dianne is survived by her husband, Neal Lanman; daughter, Marianne Lanman; and mother, Jimmie Tanner, all of Cleburne; brother, Doug Sanders and wife, Robin, of Fort Worth, Texas; nephews, Jack Sanders and wife, Ann Tucker and William Sanders and wife, Jaimie; great niece, Mary Vance Sanders; great nephews, Jack Eliot Sanders and Hudson Graham Sanders; nephews, Mike, Steve and Phil Lanman and spouses; nieces, Karin Kerby, Lisa Robinson and Marca Stirniman.
Dianne’s life was filled with a host of other family members and close friends. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Priscilla Talley and Beverly Boyer, Karin and Marca for their presence and support during the last 40 days. Dianne cherished a lifetime of memories shared with “Stars Club”.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cleburne, PO Box 114, Cleburne, Texas 76033.