Diane Osborne Monroe

July 2, 1947 - November 22, 2020

07/02/1947 - 11/22/2020

Diane Monroe, 73, of Virginia Beach went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 22, 2020.
She was born on July 2, 1947 in Delbarton, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Lorraine Osborne. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ed Monroe and her children Scott Monroe(Janice), Deborah Grant(Tom), her brothers Will Osborne(Shawn), Charles Osborne(Donna). She also leaves her grandchildren, Jennifer Clark (Rick), Brandon(Carey), Kyle(Brittney) and Josh Monroe, along with her great-grandchildren, Noah, Memphis, Finley, Brayden Monroe, Madelyn Clark, Chase and Preston Clark. Nephews and nieces are to include Tyler Osborne, Kelly Bewick, and Kristen Jackson.
She was a Class of 1965 Graduate of Princeton High School. She was a 1969 graduate of Concord College earning her Bachelor of Science in Education. She furthered her education at the University of Delaware earning her Masters of Education in 1976. Diane pursued her last degree with Old Dominion University in 1992, getting a Masters of Science in Education. She was an educator for 35 years in the Virginia Beach School system where her students became her extended family. Diane loved her family and all the get together events that she prepared her delicious foods for.
We thank the hospice workers at Intrepid USA for their excellent care, especially Celeste Wooten (a former student of hers).
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local SPCA or a charity of your choice.
A memorial will be held at a later date.

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Sue Huse
1 year ago

I am so sorry. She was a wonderful cousin, so smart, and fun, and caring. Our prayers are with you.

Mary Jane Shumaker Farmer
1 year ago

I am heartbroken, just learning of Diane’s passing. We were friends growing up in church, going to junior high, high school, and college together. My sincere condolences to her husband, children, grandchilden, and friends.

Rev. Cheryl K. Robinson
2 years ago

Heartfelt sympathy extended on behalf of Intrepid Hospice to the family of Diane Monroe. Thank you for allowing us to provide care and comfort to her during her illness. It was our honor to serve Mrs. Monroe and the family. Our hearts and prayers are with you and we pray God’s continued peace, comfort and blessings be upon each of you.

Mark Harrison
2 years ago

Diane was a mainstay in her days with us at Salem HS. She added lively-hood and was instrumental in her co-curricular efforts. Old timers like I have mentioned her touch with our students in the classroom. She was foundational with her efforts that are reflective in our current school environment. She truly looked after “the least of these” as a teacher, advisor, & mentor. All of us here are indebted for her services. Certainly an angel in our midst. Mark Harrison, SAC

Celeste Wooten
2 years ago

My heart is empty not seeing you everyday and having my chocolate milk with Mr. Ed. Reconnecting with you was an amazing experience and it was my honor to help your family “walk you home”. You will missed my many and forever loved.

Buster Sontag
2 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your Mom, my Mom made it a month shy of 102 and in my heart I still feel like she’s here with all the memories.

Janice Monroe
2 years ago

Sunday our family said goodbye to Diane; a loving wife, mother of 2, mother in law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and former very dedicated teacher. And I can’t leave out momma of 3 Labradors that she loved like children .

I miss her but she told me two years ago not to be sad when she passed to have a big party.

I’m not ready for a big party at this time but maybe in the future we will have healed enough to do just that in remembrance of diane loving to have large family gatherings and serve her loved ones with her homemade cooking and magnificent deserts.

Diane, God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you and whispered,
“Come to Me”
With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.

You Diane are now at peace with your Heavenly Father. Your family misses you, but we are left with wonderful memories and cherish them until we meet again.

Love; Janice

Janice Monroe
2 years ago

I light this candle in memory of my loving mother in law Diane.