2019-01-09 / Obituaries

Diana K. Trapp

Diana Kay (Benker) Trapp, 71, of Lafayette, Ind., passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon.

She was born in Lafayette on Oct. 7, 1947, a daughter of Gladys (Slayton) Benker Hodge and the late Howard Benker. She graduated in 1965 from Delphi High School, where she was homecoming queen her senior year. After high school, she attended beauty school in Lafayette. In April 1966, she married Jerry Trapp; they divorced in 1984. Diana owned and operated her own beauty shop in her home for ten years. She had worked for Clairol in New York and sold beauty supply products throughout the Midwest. She was also a Vidal Sassoon model from 1976-1984 and served as his personal model for several years. After modeling, she opened a beauty shop in Greenwood, working for 20 years before retiring due to health. She then moved to Lafayette to be closer to her mother.

In her spare time, Diana enjoyed writing children’s books. She was a dedicated mother and loved her two sons very much.

Survivors include a son, Darrin Trapp of Lebanon; two grandchildren, Joshua Trapp and wife of Danville and Mandy Trapp of Huntington; two great-granddaughters; mother, Gladys Hodge of Lafayette; brother, John Benker (Becky) of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Becky Grimsley (Ron) of Lafayette; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Jerry Trapp of Lebanon.

In addition to her father, Diana was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Trapp.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, Ind., with the Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Interment followed services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

Memorials may be directed to Indiana Parkinson Foundation, 14350 Mundy Drive, Suite 800 #181, Noblesville, IN 46060.

Online condolences may be shared at MyersMortuary.com.

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