Kingman philanthropist dies

Lingenfelter's last days spent in hospice named in her honor

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Diana Ruth Lingenfelter is pictured here in 2007 with two of her granddaughters, Jill Collins (left) and McKenzie Overson. Lingenfelter was honored that year with a Women Making History award.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Diana Ruth Lingenfelter is pictured here in 2007 with two of her granddaughters, Jill Collins (left) and McKenzie Overson. Lingenfelter was honored that year with a Women Making History award.

KINGMAN - A prominent Kingman resident known for her philanthropy has passed away.

Diana Lingenfelter, 79, died Thursday morning at the hospice facility named in her honor.

She had been diagnosed with cancer after the new year and entered the hospice home last week before passing away just after midnight Jan. 13.

The funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at St. Johns Methodist Church at 1730 Kino Ave.

The family has requested donations be made to the Joan & Diana Hospice Home in lieu of flowers.

Diana and her husband, Dr. John Lingenfelter, donated $500,000, along with a plot of land, to the $2.5 million home, which opened in March of last year.