Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home

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Terry Elaine Diffenderfer

August 10, 1946April 19, 2020

Mrs. Terry Fish Diffenderfer, age 74 of China Grove, peacefully passed away at her home on Sunday, April 19, 2020 after a courageous battle. Terry was born August 10, 1946 in Cabarrus County and was the daughter of the late Buford and Beatrice Lineberger Fish of Landis. Terry graduated from South Rowan High School and then received her BS in Home Economics from UNC-Greensboro.

Terry spent her career teaching Home Economics spending her first year in Union County and then returning to the area to spend the next 29 years teaching at West Rowan High School in Cleveland. Terry loved to play bridge and was a member of two different bridge clubs. She enjoyed gardening prior to becoming ill and loved genealogy. But mostly, she loved spending all her time with the love of her life, her husband Jim.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 50 years, Jim.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at First Reformed Church in Landis, officiated by Rev. David Franks. In lieu of flowers, kindly remember Terry with memorials in her honor to First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Avenue, Landis, NC 28088. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Diffenderfer.


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Sharon Shatterly

April 28, 2020

Enjoyed teaching with Terry many years ago at West Rowan High School. We worked together in a shared room; taking turns planning our students' lab classes. We knew it would work because we could both be flexible and got along with each other. Terry fought a long, hard battle...rest in peace.

Daphine Rankin Bryant

April 21, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Diffenderfer taught me at West Rowan High School. Class of 1976 Daphine Rankin Bryant

Carol Harper

April 21, 2020

You were a wonderful lady and will be missed in so many ways.

Linda Miller

April 21, 2020

So sorry to the family. She was a wonderful teacher at West Rowan in the 70’s I enjoyed her classes. 🙏

Julie Apone

April 21, 2020

So sorry to learn of the passing of my gardening friend, Terry. Hugs and prayers to Jum.

Jeanette Rankin

April 21, 2020

My condolences to you and your family. Mrs. Diffenderfer was a great Home Economics teacher at West Rowan High School. May God comfort and strengthen you all. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Michael Menius

April 21, 2020

Terry was a cherished friend at South Rowan High. We had so many good times together, and Terry was an important part of those times. People who knew her realized what a special person she was. Terry will be missed. Mike Menius

Sheila Bostian Graham

April 20, 2020

Jim, my prayers are with you and the family. Terry and I had lots of fun and laughs in school. She was a wonderful person and I will always remember her. May God give you peace as you go through this time.

Millicent Frye

April 20, 2020

Dear Jim, I am so very sorry to hear that Terry has passed. I know she has fought a long and hard battle. She was a true friend growing up and I will always cherish our memories in those happier times. Due to health issues, I have not been able to spend any time with her during last few years, but I thought about her all the time, especially on August 10th, the birthday we shared together. Remembering the laugh we gave everyone at the hospital in 1946 with our beds beside each other, quoting Fish=Frye. ! Please know I will be thinking about you and pray that you will cherish the many good memories you had with Terry these 50 years. Please let me know when you have the memorial. I hope I will be able to attend. Thoughts and Prayers to you. Millie

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