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Obituary for Diane Edith Vap (Rogers)

Diane Edith Rogers Vap, 78, of Atwood, passed away on August 21, 2022, in North Platte, surrounded by her family. She was born March 20, 1944, in Bell, CA on the corner of Atlantic and Gage to Alden and Edith (Kersenbrock) Rogers, she just couldn't wait to get started on this amazing life. After WWII was over, Alden, Edith and Diane came back to Atwood to live on the Rogers farm. Diane attended the Atwood schools, graduating from high school in 1962. She then went on to Wesley School of Nursing where she earned her RN license in 1965. On August 28, 1965, she married her high school sweetheart, John F Vap, at Travis AFB, CA, where he was stationed. To this union two daughters, Nancy and Stephanie, were born. Diane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all.

Diane's passion for nursing went beyond the clinics and hospitals where she was employed. She would care for anyone at any time where a nurse was needed, touching many hearts and lives of the people she knew, loved and cared for. Their lives were better for having had her care. Diane touched the lives of so many people, patients, and their families during her nursing career. She worked all areas of nursing, from OB to Hospice, even the occasional farm nursing when Nancy or Steph got hurt or needed that extra band-aid. She loved going to the cabin in Red Feather Lakes, CO, and fishing at the lakes. She enjoyed spending holidays with family, baking goodies (especially cookies) for grandkids and making sure John was eating the right veggies for his health. She enjoyed playing bridge, hosting card parties, and visiting friends. She loved to sew, making formals and wedding dresses for her daughters (only one for Steph, more for Nancy). She loved to watch sports, cheering for her kids and grandkids in whatever they participated in. She loved to watch KU basketball, college football, golf, volleyball, swimming, and baseball. If she had a kid or grandkid in the game, she was there cheering them on whenever possible. She loved sunflowers, Christmas, reading historical fiction, collecting angels and her sisters.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Alden and Edith Rogers. She is survived by her husband John, of Atwood; daughters Nancy (Larry Tien), of Prairie View KS and Stephanie (Sean) Walsh, of Aurora CO; grandchildren, Alexandria Walker, Padraic and Ronan Walsh and Ilyana Walker (great); sisters Donna (Bill) Roe, of Atchison KS, Darlene (Lloyd) Irwin, of Albuquerque NM, Joyce (Russ) Shreves, Wichita KS and Joann Luedke Lenexa KS; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atwood, with burial in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, rural Rawlins County, KS. Memorials may be made to the Atwood Public Library or the Red Feather Lakes Library and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit