Diane Suhody Hartge

December 28, 1946July 4, 2013
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Diane Suhody Hartge, 66, of New Bern, died July 4, 2013 at home.

She was a former instructor at Craven Community College for twenty – nine years and she was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Diane always remembered her previous students when she would see them in town. She always remembered her hometown by tuning in to watch a Steeler’s football game and was fond of watching the Kentucky Derby races. Diane was a proud Shippingsburg State College Alumni, where she obtained her bachelor of science in education. Recently retired, Diane was able to share special moments with her two grandchildren, Rachel and Robert Rhodes, with bottle-feedings, giving high fives, slides, and fist-bumps, and exchanging hugs and kisses with grandma’s princess.

She is survived by her daughter, Ashley Rhodes of Jacksonville; one brother, Richard Suhody and two grandchildren, Rachel and Robert Rhodes. Services will be held at 10:30 Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Monday, July 8, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Charlotte Whitford

July 13, 2013

I have many fond memories of you and your mother when I worked in the libray at Craven Community College. I remember how proud she was to be your attendant at your wedding. My heartfelt sympathy is extended to you and your family.

July 12, 2013

Ashley, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I have so many great, fun memories of spending my summers when I was younger at her house in New Bern and always smile when I think back on those special times. I also still remember your baptism and how her face lit up so much just looking at you. Her love for you is, and always will be with you. I'm so sorry I couldn't get back there from San Francisco in time for the funeral-- your mom truly meant the world to me. Please, if there's anything I can do, please let me know. Love, Sharon Wultich (415-999-3323)

Kerry Cox

July 11, 2013

Ashley, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You were the center of her universe.

Annette Walker

July 11, 2013

In the coming days it will be a great comfort to know that you were loved so very much by your Mother. That love will give you strength and be passed to your children-Diane's treasured grandchildren. My thoughts are with you.

Pat Akers

July 10, 2013

Diane served the North Carolina Community College Leadership program in the late 90s as Director and Co-director. All of those she touched will remember who wonderful smile and caring ways. May she rest in peace.

July 8, 2013

Ashley, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mother. Diane and I worked together for many years and even shared the same assistant for a while. She was a great employee, especially the work she did with our SACS accreditation. God rest her soul and God bless and keep you.

July 8, 2013

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Diane's family. She was a friend from the time we met in fourth grade. All of us will miss her very much. Love to Ashley and her family at this sad time....Linda (Sorg), Harry, Megan and Heath Gardner

July 8, 2013

Diane was more than an advisor to me, she was my dear friend. She taught her students the most useful tool....integrity. I will miss her terribly. My prayers are with you Ashley and your family.

Linda (Morgan) Adkisson

Mindy Schmitz

July 8, 2013

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you in Diane's family as well as the friends and colleagues she held dear. I will remember her with fondness.
CCC adjunct instructor,

July 8, 2013

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of great loss and sadness. We worked with Diane for many years and truly appreciated her contribution to the educational world at Craven Community College. She will be missed a lot.

Our love to all of you....... Philip and Gale Evancho