Diane Marple

November 6, 1944 - April 16, 2010

11/06/1944 - 04/16/2010

Past Services

Monday May 10, 2010
7:00 pm
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
3396 Stoneshore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-468-3511 | Directions

Virginia Beach – Diane Marie Hendricks Marple, 65, of Virginia Beach passed away on Friday April 16, 2010 at Riverpointe Healthcare Center. She was born in Tyler, Texas on November 6, 1944 the daughter of the late William V. and Jean E. Hendricks Jr. of Muskogee, OK. Diane is a Muskogee Central H.S. graduate of 1962. A member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Muskogee, OK and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach. She served the Virginia Beach Public School System as a Teacher’s Assistant for over 27 years and was a Life Member of the Ladies of the Moose, Aragona Village VA Chapter 684, Virginia Beach. Survivors include her husband, Barry of Virginia Beach; a son Kelly of Virginia Beach; a stepdaughter Becky Roberts Hearn of Houston, TX; brother Dennis Hendricks and his wife Jeanne of Branson, MO; brother Doug Hendricks and his wife Lois of Muskogee, OK; uncle Jim Corderman of DesMoines; a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. A few of Diane’s many accomplishment’s include, but not being limited to being the Founder and Director of the Country Kickin’ Dance Club of Tidewater, VA. One of Diane’s dance accomplishments as a choreographer and dance instructor was being selected by recording artist Ken Mellons to choreograph the internationally popular line dance ” Jukebox Junkie”. A service of Death and Resurrection will be conducted on May 10, 2010 at 7 pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3396 Stoneshore Drive, Virginia Beach with Pastor Robert J. Robertson III officiating. In Lieu of flower’s, the family request that donations be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3396 Stoneshore Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757 468-3511. Email card’s of Sympathy can be sent to Barry.Marple@cox.net or 4211 Marblehead Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 is assistaning the family with arrangements.Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Cathy Black
8 years ago

How does one begin to explain the deep appreciation for this wonderful lady? A kind and caring person, she was my first and still favorite line dance instructor. When you didn’t think you could do something she would encourage you and her excitement and attitude, you truly didn’t want to let her down! I have missed her a lot since she had to give up dancing and miss her more now knowing she will never return. I was so honored and grateful to be able to dance for her at Riverside Center while she was there. Thank you for everything Diane. I know you are dancing now.

James Elliott
8 years ago

Rest in peace Diane Marple. Thank you for all the good times learning to line dance and and the fun shared with others.

Tina Plageman
8 years ago

You are dancing with the angels now, Diane. I feel so blessed that you were part of my life. If you could teach me to linedance, then anyone could learn to dance. There are times when I hear certain songs on the radio and I can remember Diane teaching a linedance to that song. She had patience of steel to put up with some of the “left feeters” that she did. I have some very close and dear friends because of Diane, Barry and the Country Kickers–and I will forever be greatful to you both. Rest in peace Diane, for you will be deeply missed. One day, we will dance with you again.