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Glenda Diane Killingsworth

October 15, 1953 — July 22, 2018

Glenda Diane Killingsworth, of Groesbeck, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at age 64.   She went to her heavenly home, where she was reunited with her husband Ronnie. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck, with Rev. Mark Gray of the Leona Baptist Church and Rev. Dr. Rita Sims of the First United Methodist Church of Kosse officiating.  Burial will follow in Lost Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cody York, Wendell Little, David Hill, Tracy Sims, Larry Sloan, Kirk Killingsworth, and Beaux Kuenstler.    Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Bastin and Timothy Bastin. Diane was born October 15, 1953 in Houston to Fred Milton York and Martha Mae Spruell York.  Diane grew up in Houston, graduating in 1971 from Cy-Fair High School, where she had played basketball, enjoyed swimming, and loved being on the Bobcat Brigade Drill Team. Diane was united in marriage with Ronnie Joe Killingsworth in Houston on August 12, 1972.     After living in Houston for nine months, they moved to Kosse.    Diane worked at the bank in Kosse, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kosse.  Diane was a self-taught pianist, who played by ear.   She had grown up at church revivals where her Dad had been the music leader and she played at many revivals for him.   She served as the pianist at the Methodist Church in Kosse for the past twenty-five years and also had played for many weddings and funerals in this area. Ronnie, Diane and daughter Stacy moved to Groesbeck in 1993, and Diane worked for more than twenty years for Groesbeck ISD in the various cafeterias.   Diane had always thought while growing up, that she would be a missionary serving in foreign fields when she was grown, but she realized her mission field was there in the school cafeteria, where she was a friend to the kids and teachers alike.  Knowing her and realizing she was a woman of strong faith and prayer, teachers and kids would come up to her and grab her and asked her to pray for them.   It would not be unusual for her to host twenty or so of Stacy’s friends (who called her “Mrs. K”) in her home on weekends. Diane maintained a life-long friendship with Terri Rasco.  They were babies in the Langwood Baptist Church nursery together in Houston.   Later in life, Diane introduced Terri to the man who became her husband.     She also introduced Stacy to the man who became her husband.   After spending much time in prayer for the right man for her daughter, it turned out to be Timothy, the Schwan’s delivery man, knocking on their door.  Diane was the proud “MiMi” of Stacy and Timothy’s son, Joshua.  She visited him often and he had spent some days in Groesbeck with her this summer.  She loved to video his acting out and telling in-depth Bible stories. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Martha York and her husband Ronnie Killingsworth (2012.) She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Timothy Bastin of Temple; grandson, Joshua Bastin of Temple; brother, Mike York and his wife Donna of Burnet; brother-in-law, Rusty Killingsworth and his wife, Dianne Killingsworth of Willis, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

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First Baptist Church of Groesbeck

306 N Ellis St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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