I wanted to start this for Diana. She passed away at 10 p.m. last night, Nov. 7 th 2004.
She was very loved by her family and those that knew her. She has struggled and fought with cancer, and finally lost her battle. But we all know where her heart was, and where she is now, and it is a far far better place than we all are living.
To the family - I love you all and I am thinking and praying for you.
Diana has left behind a husband, Larry, that took care of her till the very end. We love you Larry. Three Children, Donnie my beautiful husband (I love you so much), Jerry, and Lisa. She has two daugter in laws, me (Latona) and Maggie and a son in law Joey Krager. She has 4 grandchildren, Trinity, Jerry Coy Jr., Gabriel Ladonn Diane, and Nicholas James. She also leaves behind her sister, that was so good with her, Sandra Kay Napier, and her mother whom she adored, Mamie June Miller. Thanks to everyone who prayed for Diane, she got the merciful death she wanted. Church members, Iris Morgan whom she thought the world of, friends and coworkers at KRCC, Hospice (you were wonderful), and anybody else that I may have forgotten. She wanted me to thank everyone. Diane was the kind of person, that once she had her mind made up, she had it made up. She said she was going to heaven, and she did. We love you Diane, we could never cry enough tears to express our loss, but we know you are not suffering anymore, and you shopping on the streets of gold right now, spending every dime you got, with more from where that came from. Don't spend too much time in them heavenly lazy rivers, you'll wrinkle like a prune! And we gave Kay down the road about those pepsi's for ya! God this is so hard.
She will be at Engles tonight, just call them on the time, I am not sure, Donnie told me 7, and Lisa says 6, so just call them. I have been up all night, so I really don't know if I am coming or going.
I don't know who you are fordgirl but I must know ya, thanks for starting th post. Diane always loved to be the center of attention. She loved Halloween because all the kids in the neighborhood knew to go to her house because she always gave the most and the best candy. She loved christmas, she was always the big cheese gift giver, she always gave the most presents, and the most expensive presents. She loved the smiles on peoples faces, and the food, boy could she cook. And she always made me make fruit salad, she loved it. She would eat that till it was all gone, and I would make a big ole bowl of it, but I think Larry helped her on that. She taught me a lot about cooking, or lets say she made me want to cook. When I first married Donnie, I was a microwave wife, but as the years went by, she would teach me a little of this and a little of that. Before I knew it, I could make chicken and dumplins and little bit of everything else, which was easy, but I never had anybody really tell me how to make country food, but she did. God bless her heart, I will miss her so.
I love these memorial boards, I think they are a very good way of letting everything out and expressing your feelings.
I know how hard this was on the whole family, and I am praying so hard for Larry, cause I can only imagine what kind of shape he is in right now. But by he way it sounds, Diane is going to be watching out for him all the time, so maybe, he will get thru this ok.
I love yall tho, and am prayin for ya all the time, just like everyone else is. You all are on a lot of minds, so don't ever forget that.
TO THE FAMILY OF DIANA SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND I SHOULD HAVE COME AND SEEN HER...I HAVE KNOW HER FOR A LONG TIME...SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MY NIECE...NOW THEY ARE TOGETHER AGAIN HOPE THY DONT TALK TO MUCH....SHE LOVED TO TALK AND BE HAPPY......DIANA TELL JACKIE HELLO FOR ME AND U GIRLS BE GOOD UNTIL WE CAN ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN....GOD BLESS U ALL ...PUT YOUR FAITH IN GOD AND HE WILL PULL U ALL THROUGH THIS TRYING TIME....HOPE TO SEE U ALL TONIGHT...LOVE ALL OF U GUYS......DIANA FRIEND......GLADYS
Do Not Stand At My Grave Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep.
hey everyone. my name is joey CRAGER (latona ) i am diane's son-in-law. diane was a great person and a wonderful and dear friend. she was like a second mother to me and treated me as one of her own. she is in a better place now and one day hopefully all of her friends and family will be with her. i also want to thank all who has done kind deeds for the family. through her struggle with cancer a lot of people pitched in and threw her a wonderful birthday party, got mine and lisa's wedding planned and put together in two days, they have donated money come and worked on the house and got everything fixed that she wanted. i thank god that all people in this world are not worthless and are caring and kind enough to help someone in need. God bless all of you all. and thank you all for starting this message board.
Last Edit: Nov 9, 2004 13:07:55 GMT -5 by crazyclown
Lisa and I were friends in high school. We were on Colorguard/Winterguard together. She was like a lil sis to me , and I will never forget some of the times we had. But - as life moves on, and we grow up , we go our seperate ways, and I am glad to hear that she has got married and is happy. But - I am sadden that she has suffered a loss such as this.
Latona and I are close as well, and I have been in contact with her thru most of this and I know what you all have been going thru. Thankfully , the family has some very strong people in it, and that is wonderful.
I wish you all the best, and I hope that things go well, and that you all get thru this time.
I also work with Larry, and I can not say enough how bad I feel. I , as well as all of our co - workers - think about him often and pray that he can get thru this.
Thank you everyone that came to the visitation tonight. Jimmy and family, Keith Wooton, Iris Morgan, Ruby, Leslie Gross, Jason and Sharon Combs, Tina Fugate, Tonya Gamble, Leroy Colwell, Carolyn Krager, Amy and Julie, all of the wonderful people at Ky River, Renee Naylor, Sue, Connie Jo Combs, Teresa Stuart, Amanda Bradley, Shannon and Justin Bradley, friends from Diamond May Coal Company, Bonnie Jean and Janel, Charlie John and Brenda, Chip, Tammy, Lana, and Shiela (we love you guys you are wonderful), friends that worked with Diane, and people that just loved her, thank you so much. Also, friends and pastor from her church, you all did a wonderful job with the singing. Until tomorrow..... Latona
Thank you for starting this site. Diana was /is my friend forever. She and I were best friends in highschool. That friendship never ended. Even though we went seperate ways as life goes on. We always remained friends. I feel like a part of me is missing with the loss of Diana. I give God the glory for bringing us back together in college and in the most important part of our lives, Diana's baptism. I was honored to speak at her baptism. Its so strange how after she was saved she wanted her grade school teacher and coach Pastor Jack Carter to baptize her. And neither one of us not know that we all knew each other. Brother Jack is my pastor. So when she decided she called him and then came to our church. I was standing up front talking with Bro. Jack and I looked outside and saw new people (I thought) in the parking lot of the church. I told him were getting more new people coming and one of them is sick. He looked up and saw it was Daina, I was, well words cant describe how I felt. When I found out that it was Diana with the bandana on her head. And when she walked in the church and seen I was there she started almost crying. So as usual there we were. Just like old times. It had been Feb. or March since I had last spoke to her. I had no idea that this had all happened. But just like Diana she said go ahead get it out and over with. LOL. There we set laughing and crying together. That was the beginning of our walk together in Christ. I know my sweet friend and sister was saved. And she is now with the Lord. I can never say enough about her. She was such a blessing through out all these years. She was a sister to me and I her, when we were together. We never in all these years done one thing to hurt the other I praise the Lord for that. Not many people in my life can I say that I haven't had disagreements with. However, mine and Diana relationship was wonderful. God knew all these years how things would work out. and He knows that one day we will all be in heaven together. We're going to be like what she called the Graveyard song. Han't No Grave Going to Hold My (our) Body Down. She wanted all who knew her to come to Christ. She blessed all with telling them about God. And some with Bibles. That was just Diana she always done wonderful things for people. Last night at her viewing was really hard. But I promised her I would do the music and speak at her services. That I will do with Pride and Honor. She deserves the very best I can do for her and so does her family. I am here for all of you and I thank God for each of you. She loved you all with all her heart. And I to love you. God Bless each of you. You are in my prayers. Today is going to be really hard Diana, In going to say goodbye to this fleshly body and one day I will get to say hello my sweet beloved sister in heaven. I love you Diana, Love IrisTEXT