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Diane Pearl Parker

Obituary published in The Columbus Dispatch on March 30, 2012

Diane Pearl Parker Gorey, age 73, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Survived by beloved husband, Kevin T. Gorey; children, Susan C. Yates-Brown, Lisa K. Moriarty, David K. Yates, Kimberly D. Yates, Scott L. Yates, Christopher R. Yates, Cara B. Anderson, Kelly G. Friar, Caroline L. Gorey and Kevin T. Gorey; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; Burial St. Joseph Cemetery.


Diane Parker Gorey wrote in response to the fiftieth reunion questionnaire that she is married and has seven children and ten grandchildren. She is retired--having been receptionist for various law firms in Columbus. For nine years she managed a women's clothing shop in Dublin. Her husband Kevin is retired from the City of Columbus after a service of thirty years. She is now is living in Dublin, Ohio.

Diane remarks about the class of '57 that "we still care about each other, keep in touch encouraging each other in our downs and ups! We were truly a blessed class!"

Diane also recalls "the night of our baccalaureate at Boulevard Presbyterian Church. All of a sudden it hit! Finals were over, and we were on our way! The solemnity of the whole thing!! Graduation, June 4, 1957. We held the world in the palms of our hands!!!"


Written by Diane to Classmates in 1997

We have left the hustle and bustle as well as the congestion of Northwest Columbus and have moved to a quiet, serene area on Buckeye Lake. I'm looking forward to country living. All seven children are doing very well in their chosen professions. My youngest son Christopher is an attorney in the Columbus City Attorney's office. My three grandchildren have all become teenagers within the past few years. Payback is wonderful. ha ha. I am looking forward to the class reunion and to re-acquainting with childhood friends.