Dave, I know how difficult it is to lose a parent. I pray that God will embrace you and your family in His arms, that you will know the comfort of Christ's compassion and the strength of the Holy Spirit.
David, Diane, and Julie,
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Your mother was one of the most faithful, generous, and caring people I have ever met. You could not come away from meeting her without seeing her wonderful smile and feeling her warm, genuine interest in you. The Zublers will always remember your mother, and we'll look back fondly on the good times we had with her, going back (in my mind) to the many playdates we had decades ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Thoughts and prayers from Pete and Holly Liersch family, Douglasville, GA.
Mrs. Gring was a wonderful teacher. I had her for second grade at St. Paul. She always believed in me and gave me the ambition to keep learning, to keep discovering new things. I'll never forget when I was in second grade, she called my parents at home to see if she could give me extra workbooks to work in. Even though I'm 26 now, I will never forget her. I'm in nursing school now and I can honestly say that I wouldn't be here if it weren't for her and the other amazing teachers of my childhood. Mrs. Gring, you are a legacy and you will never be forgotten. God bless.
Thank you, Darlene, for being my friend and teaching me the tenants of being a Christian Education teacher. I will press on with your 'tenacity!'
Enjoy your coffee and bell in Heaven!
Ms. Gring was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed. Kae Estes Stewart
Dear David, Diane and Julie
Your Mom taught both my brother Scott 30+ years ago and also our son Nick for Kindergarten. Nick struggled at school and it was so comforting to have your Mom's kindness and expertise to guide us during that time. She changed many children's lives over those 30+ years and all for the better. She was a wonderful person. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Love, The Weninger/Scott Families
Mrs, Gring was such a wonderful woman. She taught my daughter at St, Paul School, and touched many lives in here years there. Many prayers to all of her family in there time of loss. "
I know that when she arrived at Heaven's Gates Darlene was greeted with, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" She was such an awesome presence at St. Paul's. I can still see her during her 'children's moments', so gracious and poised. She was a wonderful example to all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed. Our loss is Heaven's gain.
My condolences to the family. The love, compassion and concern that she has shown for others, are qualities that our heavenly fathers looks for in persons he desire to inhabit his new earth. May the pain you feel from her absences be short lived, as you wait for the time to welcome her back in paradise, free from all cruelty. May that be your desire as it is God's. - PS. 37:9-11, 29.
Mrs. Gring was one of my favorite teachers at St.Pauls. She was always there for you when you needed help and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed!
Darlene has been a friend of ours since her earlist years at St. Paul when our daughters were students. Unfortunately they did not get to experience her dedication and graciousness as a Christian and teacher.
We thank God for her time here with all of us and for the many ways she touched other people's lives. Darlene you will be missed greatly.
Dick and Mavis Collins, Tucson, AZ
My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. Again my deepest sympathy.
My sympathy to the Gring family, especially her children. I have happy memories of babysitting for David, Diane and Julie at their home on Garretson Ave in Edgewood, which was my grandfather's home at one time. It was so fun to be there. She was such a loving Mother and beautiful person. Fortunately, I was able to reconnect with her several years ago, and she immediately identified me by my childhood telephone number! God's blessings and peace to everyone during this difficult time.
I'm a St. Paul alum too. My earliest memories of Darlene were as her employee -- I mowed her lawn when I was 13-14 and her kids were too young. I was always invited inside for a nice cool drink. Darlene had a generous soul filled with kindness and a genuine interest in others (whether children or adults). She even shared her birthday party with me and Miriam Walen Sikora last year -- 75, 60, and 50. (I'll let you guess who was which age.) So glad I had a chance to know Darlene, even if just a little.
Mrs. Gring was my first grade teacher 55 years ago. She always held a special place in my heart as one of my favorite teachers. May God bless her family.
I have such a deep sense of gratitude for the love I have witnessed in your family . I thank you deeply. All my love and prayers are with my dear friend Julie and her entire family at this time. It is a great loss because it was a great love. Peace be with you. xo
Mrs. Gring was my daughter's kindergarten teacher. We couldn't have had a more suitable, caring person in this role. We often talk about Mrs. Gring and remember her with love.
I am an alumnus of St. Paul School and while I never had Darlene as a teacher my siblings did. She was a very sweet and loving person and I truly enjoyed her company. My sympathies on your great loss.
I was among her first grade class the very first year she taught at St. Paul's. She was Miss Arns to us and later that year she became Mrs. Gring. She was the most loving and caring person. She will be missed. She is in God's loving hands without a doubt.
Mrs. Gring was my 2nd grade teacher and was later my son's kindergarten teacher. Like others have intimated, she was so special to our family. We saw her many times over the years and she always remembered us and asked about our family. She had such a kind, gentle soul and will certainly be missed by many.
What an amazing woman she was! Mrs. Gring was my 2nd grade teacher, taught both of my nieces and my son. She has touched the lives of so many generations of people and could still remember my name when I seen her out. Mrs. Gring was a pilar f the St. Paul community. She will forever be remembered. We still talk about her to this day. I know she is in Heaven with a cup of coffee in one hand and her bell in the other! Thank you for all that you have done and for everyone you have taught.
My daughter Morgan had Mrs. Gring at St. Paul and we just loved her. She truly cared about each child and their families. I always enjoyed going on the field trips with them just to chat with her. My prayers are with the family.
Mrs. Gring will forever be in our hearts. She was my 2nd grade teacher in 1983 and if I saw her out shopping, she would still remember me and ask how my family was. She had such a sweet, kind soul and will be missed.
Mrs. Gring was truly a wonderful teacher. I had the pleasure of being one of her 2nd grade students at St. Paul. She will be greatly missed. The Gring Family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Julie, my sympathy to you on the death of your mother. She was a great person and really fought so hard to overcome all her physical problems. My thoughts and prayers.
My sympathy to Darlene's family. She was a wonderful example to us, so kind and loving. I will miss her.
You will be missed so much! Mrs. Gring was my Second Grade teacher at St. Paul and I loved her dearly. Hopefully she is at peace and spending time in Heaven with everyone who passed before her.
David, Diane and Julie - Thinking of all of you. Your mom's smile lit up a room. She touched innumerable lives at St. Paul and in the community, and her legacy will forever be with us. Pamela Cains Henderson