Diana S. Wimberley, Antiques Shop Owner

December 15, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Diana S. Wimberley, a homemaker and volunteer who had been the owner of a Towson antiques shop, died from cancer Dec. 5 at her Glenarm home.

She was 87.

Diana Sybil Nutter was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. After graduation from the Barstow School in 1938, she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1944 from the University of Missouri.

She was married in 1942 to Jerry Marion Wimberley, a career Army officer, and after the end of World War II, the couple moved to Vienna, where he had been posted.

They subsequently lived in Paris, where Colonel Wimberley was assigned as an attache at the U.S. Embassy.

In 1963, they moved to Baltimore when Colonel Wimberley was assigned as troop commander at Fort Holabird. They later settled in Glenarm. He died in 1986.

During the 1970s, Mrs. Wimberley owned and operated an antiques business on York Road that specialized in English furniture.

She had been an active member of the Halten Garden Club and the Colonel John Streett chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as the chapter's regent from 1990 to 1993. She also had served as treasurer of the DAR's Maryland chapter.

Mrs. Wimberley volunteered at the Walters Art Museum and was a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Three Arts Club of Homeland and the American Association of University Women.

An avid bridge player, she was a member of the BIDs, a bridge club.

She also was a world traveler.

Mrs. Wimberley was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, where services will be held at 4:45 p.m. today. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesdayin Arlington National Cemetery.

Surviving are her son, James Marion Wimberley of Glenarm; a brother, James B. Nutter Sr. of Kansas City, Mo.; and a granddaughter.

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