NEW BERN - Diane Suhody Hartge, 66, of New Bern, died July 4, 2013 at home.
She was a former instructor at Craven Community College for 29 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 her daughter, Ashley Rhodes of Jacksonville; one brother, Richard Suhody and two grandchildren, Rachel and Robert Rhodes.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the Hartge family at cottenfuneralhome.com.