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04/18/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Diane Winkler Morton Perry

Diane Nettie Nina Winkler Morton Perry
(d. 16 Apr 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   The sad news continues to reach us. 
   Diane Winkler Morton Perry, Class of 1967, sister of   Russell "Winky" Winkler ('67) of VA, Ronnie McKinney, Debra Whitmore, and Joyce Brock, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2010 in Virginia Beach.

  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 04/18/10, 6:36 AM - "Obit for    Diane Winkler Perry":

   Oh, Marty, I am so saddened to learn this; I didn't realize Diane had been ill. Thank you so much for notifying me.

From the Daily Press - 04/18/10:  

                   Diane Winkler Morton Perry

  VIRGINIA BEACH - Diane Winkler Morton Perry entered into eternal life early Friday morning, April 16, 2010, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Diane lived most of her life on the Peninsula. She retired from Verizon after 30 years of service. She also worked for Norfolk Public Schools as a bus driver. Diane loved life and was a very outgoing woman. She loved her family and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Diane is preceded in death by her father, Russell Winkler.

Left to cherish her memories are her mother, Josephine "Gerry' McKinney; two sons, David A. Morton and Daniel W. Morton; one granddaughter, Rachel Morton; two brothers, Russell A. 'Winky' Winkler Jr. and wife, Natalie, and Ronald W. 'Ronnie' McKinney; two sisters, Debra Whitmore and husband, Johnny, and Joyce Brock and husband, Richard; numerous nieces and nephews; the children's father, Wayne C. Morton; and a very special friend, Rita Laber.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23, at Faith Freewill Baptist Church, 16053 Carrolton Blvd., Carrolton, VA 23314, with burial following at Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to say a special thanks to all that helped during Diane's illness.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from April 18 to April 19, 2010.

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April 18, 2010

  I am so sorry to hear about Diane, she was a very sweet person, my heart goes out to her family. I remember her from the days at Verizon. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

~ Diane Bigbie (Dobson), North, Virginia
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To Diane's family: She was a real sweet person and will be missed. I worked with her at Verizon when she was a coin collector.
~ Sandra Greisz, Gloucester, Virginia

April 18, 2010

  I went to high school with Diane and remembered she was a very pretty and sweet person. My condolences to the family.
~ Sharon Adcock Huskisson, Knoxville, Tennessee
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  My thoughts and prayers are with Diane's family at this most difficult time. Diane was not only a beautiful person on the outside but just as beautiful on the inside. It was a pleasure to know and work with her over the years. May she have eternal rest in God's arms!

~ Pam Saunders, Chesterfield County, Virginia

April 18, 2010

I remember Diane from high school and am sorry to hear of her passing.

~ Ruth Ann (Reece) Horace, Lecanto, Florida
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I worked with Diane at Verizon and she was a great person. My thoughts and prayers to her family and close friends.
~ Mary Mister, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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I remember Diane from High School and am sorry to hear of her passing.
~ Drema Plott (Ferguson), Williamsburg, Virginia

April 18, 2010
I am deeply sorry to hear of Diane's passing, I was her supervisor at Verizon before she retired. My prayer and condolences go out the her family.
~ Bruce Hill, Newport News, Virginia


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Diane's entire family and all her many classmates and friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  From Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC - 04/18/10, 9:12 AM - "RE: Obit for    Diane Winkler Perry":

So sad.  I just remember her as a sweet and beautiful girl. 


   Indeed!  Thank you, Margaret.

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 04/22/10, 7:18 PM - "Diane":

Diane Winkler, Mr. Etheridge (04 Mar 1922 - 16 Apr 2005), and me.
Peace & Blessing,

   So cute - what a great memory!  Thank you, Cheryl.

Diane Winkler, Mr. Bill Etheridge, and Cheryl Mays

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

It Is Well with My Soul

Words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1876

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't:
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

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