Diane Jacquolyn Strait

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STRAIT, Diane, 53, of Richmond, originally from Morton Grove, IL, passed into glory on Monday, November 26, 2018. Her greatest joys were knowing Jesus Christ, her Savior and Lord, and loving her family, friends and neighbors, including her four children and two grandchildren. Diane graduated from Northwestern University and received her master’s in teaching from National College of Education and a professional endorsement in library media from Longwood College. Most recently, she was an elementary school librarian with Henrico County Public Schools at Springfield Park Elementary School. Diane was a member of West End Presbyterian Church, where she participated in the women’s fellowship Restore and the after-school tutoring program. Her passion was to introduce children, and adults, to great children’s literature. Diane was often heard to say that no one is too old to be read aloud to. Survivors include her husband, Karl Strait; son, Daniel Strait and wife Veronica “Roni” of Richmond and their children, Ruby and Jett; son, Andrew Strait and wife Danielle “Dani” of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Kathryn Strait and son, Joseph Strait of Richmond, VA; parents, Lawrence and Jacquolyn Weick of Pocahontas, AR; brothers, Mark Weick and wife Lee of Midland, MI, Dave Weick and wife Marybeth of Pocahontas, AR, and Craig Weick and wife Stacy of Libertyville, IL; mother-in-law, Lucille Strait of Del City, OK; brother-in-law, Mark Strait and wife Sally of Waterford, MI; and 19 nieces and nephews. A worship service and celebration of life will be held at Noon Saturday, December 1st, at West End Presbyterian Church (WEPC), 9008 Quioccasin Rd, Richmond, VA. The family will receive friends for fellowship and food following the service in the WEPC Fellowship Hall. Memorial gifts may be made to the WEPC Mercy Ministry (Deacon’s Fund), which seeks to bring glory to God through addressing the physical and worldly needs of those in the WEPC family and the surrounding community in a biblically sound, compassionate, wise and effective manner. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” Psalm 116:15.