Diane Hensler
Diane Hensler
Diane Hensler
Diane Hensler

Obituary of Diane K Hensler

Diane K. Hensler, 83, of Clinton, New Jersey passed away on March 30th, 2023. She was a soft-spoken, kind, and curious woman who lived life with a passion for learning and never judged anyone for their past. 

Diane was born on November 26th, 1939, in Orange, New Jersey, to Frank and Mildred Kerr. She attended Jonathan Dayton Regional High School in Springfield, New Jersey, and later earned her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University in 1980. 

Throughout her life, Diane held multiple occupations, including owning “Designing Woman Floral” and The Sewing Shop in Oldwick, New Jersey. In her later years, she worked as a floral designer at Laura Clare’s Design in Bernardsville, New Jersey, for over 15 years. Diane was also an active member of Morristown Art and had a passion for various hobbies including; quilting, felting, sewing, painting in watercolor and pastel mediums, and being a master gardener. 

Diane was a scholar of life, always eager to learn and experience new things. Her personality was infectious, and she had a way of making everyone feel at ease and appreciated. She was a beloved mother to her three children, Debra Botbyl and her partner Bob Garrison of New York, Rick Ray and his wife Michelle of California, and Frederick Hensler and his wife Stacie of New Jersey. Diane also leaves behind five grandchildren; Gregory, Nicole, Abigayle, Molly, and Kyle, as well as three great-grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews. Diane is also survived by her sister, Sue Sabatini, and by her brother Frank Kerr. 

She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mildred Kerr, and by her brother-in-law Jerry Sabatini. 

Diane’s legacy will live on through her many passions, accomplishments, and loved ones. She will always be remembered as a passionate, curious, and kind-hearted woman who touched the lives of all who knew her. 

A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Leonard J Buck Gardner in Somerset, New Jersey, The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey or to Autism Speaks. 

Rest in peace Diane, and thank you for all of the joy and love you brought to this world. 


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