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06/22/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Diane Guthrie Groshong

Georgia Diane Guthrie Groshong
(d. 19 June 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1969

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

Sad news has arrived once more. Diane Guthrie Groshong, Class of 1969, wife of George Groshong ('68) of VA, passed away in Grafton on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the age of 58.  Among her survivors are her sisters, Jeanie Guthrie Blake of IL and Linda Guthrie Cox ('70) of VA, her brother, Michael Guthrie of VA, her sister-in-law, 
  Sarah Groshong ('61) of VA, and her brother-in-law,    Buz Groshong ('63) of Northern VA.

From the Daily Press - 06/22/08: 

  Georgia Diane Guthrie Groshong
  GRAFTON - Georgia Diane Groshong, 58, died on June 19, 2008.

Diane is survived by her husband of 39 years, George H. Groshong of Grafton; daughter, Georgia Diane McCune, husband, Ron and granddaughter, Samantha of South Carolina; daughter, Susan Marie Coblentz, husband, Steve and grandson, Steven of Newport News; sister-in-law, Sarah Groshong; brother-in-law, Eugene A. Groshong; and niece, Kathleen Groshong. She also leaves behind sisters, Regina Blake of Illinois and Linda Cox of Newport News; as well as brother, Michael Guthrie and wife, Lisa of Carrollton.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Weymouth Funeral Home in Newport News.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at .

Published in the Daily Press on 6/22/2008.
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I have known Diane since about 1985. She was a band saw operator, while I painted on what she cut. She was always there for everyone and I truly loved her. She just loved her girls soooo much. I feel honored to have known her and I will miss her showing up at Costco, where I saw her last. You are all in my prayers. We are all in GOD'S grace. Love to all, Ellie
Ellie Kinney (Newport News, VA) - June 22, 2008
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My heart is breaking, I will miss Diane so much. Diane, Linda and I developed an unspoken bond throughout our childhood. As we grew up, we were each others pillars to lean on in our times of struggle. We all three shared our secrets and our dreams, we were as one.
We were Secret Agent Girls : )
I Love and miss you.

Jeanie (you are forever in my heart)
Jeanie Blake (IL) - June 22, 2008
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Being your twin with our thoughts and actions almost identical at times sure made my life fulfilled. My memories of you I will treasure forever. Our laughs, cries, secrets we shared. When the phone rang I knew it was you. Yet I cannot see you anymore ,you will be with me forever. My best friend, my sister, my twin. I love and miss you, Sis. Linda
Linda Cox (Newport News, VA)  - June 22, 2008
Living so far away it was very hard to get to know you but every time I visited and the time you visited here I enjoyed our talks and laughs. You were a great aunt. Thank you for being such a wonderful sister to my mother. She always spoke of you and Linda with nothing but love in her heart. You are very loved and will truly be missed. Love always your niece, Jenny, daughter of Jeanie Blake
Virginia Conner (Piper City, IL) - June 22, 2008
Although our lives only became known to each other four months ago I feel as though I have known you all my life. I will treasure the times we had together. You always made me feel welcome and comfortable when I visited your home. I loved your wit and keen sense of humor. I know you are in a better place and finally at rest. All the grieving here isn't for you, it is for all of us that you are leaving behind because we all love you and are going to miss you every day. Do not worry I will take care of Linda.
Ken - June 22, 2008



   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Groshong and Guthrie families and their friends.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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