For anyone who knew Goddess!!

By gma Latest Reply 2010-04-23 20:42:23 -0500
Started 2009-12-05 16:26:22 -0600

This was on Facebook .she was a friend of mine there also. So I thought I would share this for all her friends here my she rest in peace

Diane Kathleen Rhodes

Published: Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:06 AM CST
Diane Kathleen Rhodes, 49, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1960, in Owensboro. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony P. Rhodes.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Annette Wilson of Leitchfield; four grandchildren, Alani Barner, Kourtney Sanders, Autumn Wilson and Reagan Wilson; her mother, Nancy Hagan of Falls of Rough and Brooksville, Fla.; her sister, Tricia Anderson (Kelly) of Owensboro; and two nephews, Cody Anderson and Colton Anderson.

Memorial services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro. Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence may be made at


43 replies

Mantra 2010-04-13 05:49:49 -0500 Report

I just acknowledge this today after months have passed :-((
I was confused when I read "In Memoriam: Goddess" in my list of friends here.

I had some "chat" on one of her discussion threads.
She was a good soul, she comforted me with her words.

Beautiful souls belong to God, and she's one of them.

Thank you for your kind words Goddess, I just know today that your name is Diane.

Happy I had the chance to know you here.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-07 13:47:11 -0600 Report

So sad!! Her very name inspired me when I first joined, not too many months ago!! I noticed her age too, so young—-could be, sounds like those with investigative abilities, are probably right, but wish they were wrong. I hope that we all might have helped her in return, before the last—Pat Roth

Turtle 2009-12-07 20:04:31 -0600 Report

John said he does not know how she passed away but that she had many serious health issues. I hope she was fortuneate enough to pass away in her sleep w/ no suffering.

Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-23 13:50:45 -0500 Report

She passed early in the morning. She knew the end was near and so did we. I was going to stay with her the last night of her life but my Aunt and Grandmother did and I stayed at a nearby hotel with my wife and kids. I got the call as I was getting dressed the next morning to head over to her apartment. My grandmother told me that she was asking for me and was ready to go. My grandmother told her I would be there in 5mins. My mother smiled and then faded away. I got there in 2minutes and she was already gone.

Turtle 2009-12-07 00:16:11 -0600 Report

John Crowley says it is true and they will see what they can do to memorialize her tomorrow.

Does anyone know how she died by any chance?

Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-21 07:31:40 -0500 Report

She was my mother. She died after a very brief battle of Small Cell Carcinoma lung Cancer. She passed at her home and in peace. She was ready to go.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-04-21 23:22:20 -0500 Report

A late reply—-I too am ready to go, but think God has other plans—-sigh——I go for my first, six mos check-up with my cancer Dr tomorrow, (see the cancer kidney surgeon in May)-but due to other problems had to have my scans done last month, but they were basically OK, the lungs will have to be scanned every six mos. (routine) for 18 mos before I am pronounced Free, from the dreaded C/ but I am feeling so much stronger, seldom use O2 during the day now, still all night, but that is no problem—-so think I still have something left on earth to do, now to figure out WHAT! haha—Hugs to ALL!

I wish that I could leave a loving legacy like Goddess, BUT we are all different. Sigh—-Pat R

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-04-22 23:01:54 -0500 Report

Thank you, John!! For caring—-my tests were great, next chest x-ray in 6 mos. My dad died of lung cancer and I think in the back of my mind, I fear that too—-he had little warning and was gone in 9 mos—-in spite of all of my driving and caring—-mom was depressed too anyway—-it just seems like I have to fight every day to keep my head above water, not that I think that I am worse off than others, contrar—-more seem to take more than I—-but will keep trying! Both of my folks are now gone, but the critism drags on, I should have done a better job—etc. I really don't know how, mom died just 3 years ago at age 98 yrs. so think we did the best we could——Thanks for the encouragement!! Pat R

London 2009-12-06 21:49:16 -0600 Report

Do not know if this is legit or not but does not look like a published one. I worked at our Daily newspaper in the office and have never seen an obit with abbreviations.

Turtle 2009-12-06 21:16:14 -0600 Report

Goddess, if you are really gone, I hope you are with the Lord and I pray for your loved ones. I will miss you.


Turtle 2009-12-06 19:56:05 -0600 Report

Why is her account still active then? I will wait to hear from John Crowely. I emailed him about this.


Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-20 20:05:39 -0500 Report

My mother is indeed gone from us, my wife noticed this site and mentioned ti to me. Her computer was given to her sister and her sister may have logged on to check things or to close them. Thanks for all of your concern.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-06 18:44:41 -0600 Report

Deb, can you find out for sure for us? Do you know her family? The Goddess on here is from Kentucky, and the funeral home website that you have listed is in Kentucky. And I understand that you live in Nebraska, is this correct? Like I said, I am totally confused, but would like to know what the truth is… Cordially, Sue T.

flores 2009-12-06 19:01:11 -0600 Report

Goddess was always trying to cheer everyone up by saying goodmorning etc.and always seemed to be a good person by the things she said,so my prayers go to her family and friends and may her spirit soar to heaven with the angels.Also please make sure that she really has left us.God Bless you and all my friends Roger.

gma 2009-12-08 18:38:22 -0600 Report

Sue I was her friend on here and on Facebook. her friend from her hometown put the notice on Facebook and said she had passed away at home that was all I was told. Her same picture is on Facebook that was when I had asked Sorry I cant tell you more

Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-20 20:07:57 -0500 Report

GMA, you seem to have known my mother pretty well, may I ask how? I was there with my mother during most of her battle along with her sister and mother. I was there the morning that she passed… it all went very fast. She was way too young to go.

Turtle 2009-12-06 00:25:44 -0600 Report

I do not know whether to believe this or not. It would be so sad if it were a hoax but it is sad if it is true too.

I will miss her.

gma 2009-12-06 14:16:16 -0600 Report

I know Turtle. But the picture on Facebook is the same as on here of her and she was my friend there as well as here. And one of her friends on facebook said it was her. And yes it would be pretty sick if this was a hoax but I have not talk to her in a long while, I wish it wasn't true.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-06 18:37:37 -0600 Report

I am confused. What was Goddesses name? I have seen her picture on here and seen where she has recently became or invited others to friends. I would like to know the "real" story behind this. Sincerely, Sue T.

Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-23 12:20:13 -0500 Report


Here is the "real" story. My mother passed in November, this was a joke of any kind. She had a very brief battle with Small Cell Carcinoma. She lasted 2months. When she was first diagnosed she was fine, then once treatment started, she faded quickly. My wife had "googled" my mother and found this site with these posts so I became a member and am answering all questions and doubts about my mother. To the best of my knowledge, no one has her account info for this site and if anyone does, they shouldn't. I am her only child and she only has one sister and one mother left. Feel free to ask me any more questions.

kdroberts 2009-12-05 20:55:11 -0600 Report

So who is using her account? The account has been active today.

Hinboyz3 2009-12-06 15:05:53 -0600 Report

Im with yoiu kdroberts, I noticed that too yesterday!!!

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-12-07 11:03:01 -0600 Report

We've realized that the activity on her profile is coming from people who are accepting friend requests that she sent out prior to her passing.

It does appear that the person listed in the obituary above is indeed Goddess.

We will try to find a way to appropriately memorialize her profile.

Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-23 12:22:08 -0500 Report

Thank you for clearing all of that up Mr. Crowley. My wife "googled" my mother and found this site somehow and once I viewed these topics, I became a member to help clear things up and explain things. I am also diabetic.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-04-23 12:27:49 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing with us. I'm so sorry that your mom died and that she died so suddenly. She was a very involved participant here for more than a year. I hope all is well with you.

How long have you had diabetes?

Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-23 12:40:43 -0500 Report

Since I was 20. In fact I do a pretty good job of controlling it with a proper diet and exercise. I haven't been back to a doctor since I was diagnosed.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-05 19:04:31 -0600 Report

So Sorry. Sue T.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2009-12-05 19:18:02 -0600 Report

She will be missed on this site as she was always concerned about Her Friends and always seemed so Lonly Yet continued to try and lift the spirits of people who wrote to this site for help,Robert

Harlen 2009-12-05 18:53:33 -0600 Report

I am so sorry for your lose
Best wishes

Dianes Son
Dianes Son 2010-04-20 20:01:44 -0500 Report

My wife stumbled upon this site and mentioned it to me. Diane Rhodes aka Goddes, was my mother. She had a very short battle with Small Cell Carcinoma. It really means a lot to me and my family that you folks talked so kindly of her. Thanks

MAYS 2010-04-20 20:11:38 -0500 Report

I didn't know her, nor did I ever get the chance to communicate with her, but from all of the kind words of admiration that has been printed about her, she was truly a godsend to everyone who knew her, her memory is living on in the hearts, souls and kind words of many here on DC, she is and will be missed.

~ Mays ~

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