Diann Mendez Windmeyer Hall

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Diann Mendez Windmeyer Hall, 68, of Topeka, KS, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS, after fighting a month-long battle with COVID-19. Her son Shane Windmeyer and daughter Jennifer Windmeyer were by her side.

Diann was born Oct. 29, 1952 in Hiawatha, KS, the daughter of Joaquin and Jessie (Roubidoux) Mendez. She graduated Hiawatha High School in 1970 and attended Highland Community College. A member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska, Diann worked in the tribal office bookkeeping and writing grants to benefit the tribe. In September of 1973, she married Frederick Windmeyer (deceased May 18, 2003). In 1989 she moved to Graham, Texas, where she was a store clerk at Mobley’s. Diann returned to Topeka, KS in 2000 and was a caregiver for the elderly. After losing her first husband to a drunk driver, Diann married on Nov. 1, 2009 to Ray Hall.

Diann lived life to the fullest and knew no stranger. Her whole life she treasured family and especially her kids Shane and Jennifer. She loved shopping, fast pitch softball during her younger years, going out for dinner and enjoyed sailing on a cruise ship. This time of year she received so much joy giving Christmas presents and having her kids and family home with her.

Memorials may be given to Diann Hall Memorial Fund c/o Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th, Hiawatha, KS 66434. Any monies will go toward a celebration of her life in 2021 when it is safe for family and friends to be together.

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