Floral 22

Diantha Stewart Willmer

March 1, 1920 ~ April 10, 2023 (age 103) 103 Years Old


Diantha Stewart Willmer, as a follower of Jesus Christ, ascended on April 10, 2023, from her earthly home to her heavenly home to be with her Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, March 1, 1920, to Stanley Paul and Anna Blodget Stewart and she led a full Christian-faith and activity-filled life.

After attending Monmouth Normal School, Seattle Pacific College, and Fresno State College, Diantha taught school at Frank Givens school in Port Orchard (WA) and in the Seattle Public Schools at Beacon Hill, Viewlands, and Adams Elementary Schools.

She resided in her home on Queen Anne hill for the past 60 years. During this  time, she was active in Trinity Church Seattle (formerly Green Lake Presbyterian) and in Bible Study Fellowship. She chaired the board of her church preschool program, was president of the Seattleans, participated in the Svea Chorus Auxiliary and as a descendant of pilgrim William Bradford (First governor of Plymouth Massachusetts) was a member of the Mayflower Society. Gardening, knitting, reading, writing, traveling, and visiting with family and friends were favorite activities. She was a generous steward of the blessings God provided and shared the bounty of her garden with neighbors and friends and supported many Christian causes.

Diantha was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Edward Willmer, her daughter Virginia J. Smith and by her four siblings, Robert B. Stewart, Ardis S. Snitzler, Warren P. Stewart, and Walter D. Stewart.

She was a devoted mother, mother- in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by two of her children and their spouses, Sylvia and Pat Jewell and Wesley and Sharon Willmer, eight grandchildren, and twenty great grandchildren.


Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside quiet waters.

He restores my soul;

He guides me in the paths of righteousness

for the sake of His name.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for You are with me;

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


in lieu of flowers  provide memorial gifts to Trinity Church Seattle.

If you can not attend in person, the service will be live-streamed and also available for access after the event.


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Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle