Diane P. Trantham PDF Print E-mail

Diane Patricia Drost Trantham, 66, of Newberry, entered heavenly rest on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Lexington Medical Center Pulmonary ICU.

Born on March 22, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Maria Drost. She was a member of Colony Lutheran Church where she was a partner in ministry of Pastor Jerry L. Trantham, past-president of the Colony Women of the ELCA, and former Secretary of the South Carolina Women of the ELCA.

She was retired from Newberry County Memorial Hospital as the Infection Prevention Officer at the time of her death. She also worked in the NCMH laboratory as a Medical Technologist/Microbiologist. Her previous employment was as Assistant Director of PRO-Parents, Volunteer Coordinator of Lowman Home Hospice, Director of Volunteers for the Caring Connection and helpmate to anyone in need.

Mrs. Trantham is survived by her beloved husband, The Rev. Jerry L. Trantham, Pastor of Colony Evangelical Lutheran Church; two sons, Jared Nathan Trantham (Tonia Fowler) of Sumter and Joel Vernon Kirkpatrick Trantham (Sarah) of Park Circle, N. Charleston, SC; and her beloved first grand-daughter, Violet Diane Trantham. She is also survived by sisters, Joanna Drost (Paul Locke) of Sullivan, Illinois; Melody Drost Byrne-Fehling (Tyler) of East Troy, Wisconsin; Heidi Drost Vera of Bradenton, Florida; and brother, Henry Drost (Marji) of San Diego, California; Father/Mother-in-law, Lane (Betty) Trantham of Darlington, SC; Brother-in-laws, Pastor Charles G. Trantham (Susan) of Summerville, SC; Tommy L. Trantham (Kim) of Bamberg, SC. Nieces: Dr. Heather Trantham-Davidson, Andrea Hershberger, Carolyn Byrne; Valorie Byrne, Stephanie and Dominique Vera, Leah and Cassidy Drost, Paisley Trantham, and Brittany Araneo. Nephews: Brad and Trey Welch, and a number of great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, June 15, 2018 at Colony Lutheran Church by SC Synod Bishop Herman Yoss, III. All are welcome.

Memorials may be made to the Colony Lutheran Church Bus Fund, 48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Center.

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#12 Jimmy Dawkins 2018-06-19 06:45
Pastor Jerry and family, I was very sorry to hear about Diane. May God surround each of you with his love during the difficult days to come. Cherish the memories.
#11 Frederick Nikonchuk 2018-06-16 05:48
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my father. The pain of losing a loved one is a pain that seemingly never goes away. However, the pain can lessen when we think of what God has promised to do for us.
What comfort does he provide us? First of all, at 1 Cor 15:26 it says: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." So God views death as an enemy and will eventually remove death.
Secondly, Jesus gave us hope when at John 11:25 he said: "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" So there is a chance to see our loved ones again under better conditions.
This comfort from the Bible has helped me in dealing with the loss of my father and I hope it will help your family to some degree with your loss.
#10 Judy& Dixon Brooks 2018-06-15 10:44
Pastor Jerry, my heart sank when I hear of Diane passing.
She abd yourself always spoke to us and made us feel welcome.
I admired Diane for the caring person that she is.
Not only will your life feel empty, the church and everyone that came into contact with her.
May your faith in God get you through these sad time heart breaking time.
Our prayers for you and your family,
Judy & Dixon Brooks
#9 Beverly & Charles Aurand 2018-06-15 02:24
Jerry, Jared & Joel-
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful and beloved wife and mother. We are hoping that the stories that you are and will be sharing about her place in your family, and that others tell you about her impact in their lives will bring you comfort. Praying for you that the hope and promise of the resurrection will bring you peace and hope in the days and weeks ahead.
#8 Mary H Holmes 2018-06-14 15:27
Condolences to family and friends. Diane's dedication to APIC will be missed. Prayers to you all. Mary Holmes (APIC Palmetto)
#7 Amy Kitchen 2018-06-14 12:43
Pastor Jerry, Family and the Family of Colony Church I am saddened to hear of the passing of Ms. Diane. In my years at Colony Ms. Diane was always a welcoming smile in the congregation. Love and Miss you all and I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul.
#6 Kim Derrick 2018-06-14 11:35
Pastor Jerry, Jared (& Family), Joel (& Family)and to all of Diane's family,
Words cannot express the sorrow we are feeling for each of you at this difficult time. We can all rest assured she is in a beautiful place, free of her struggles. Hold on to your faith and happy memories, and share with each other some of your happiest "Diane" stories & memories. It really does help! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks, and months to come.
In Christian Love,
Kim & Ashleigh Derrick
Jeremy, Breanne (Derrick)& Aubree Burns
#5 Diane METTS 2018-06-14 09:21
Jerry and family, Steve and I are so sorry for the loss of Diane. I have many fond and warm memories of Diane when she came to the NCMH lab. She was so beautiful inside and out. Without a doubt, though your tears come easily, you know she is with her God now. What beauty she is experiencing. Find comfort in God's love as He wraps His arms around all of you. Our prayers are with each of you in the days to come.
Steve and Diane Madray Metts
#4 Rev Ernie Worman 2018-06-14 08:29
Pastor Jerry and family, I am so very saddened to learn of your loss in the passing of Diane from church militant to eternal church triumphant. I hold you all in my prayers every day. May Almighty God be with you and give you peace.

Pastor Ernie
Newberry College
#3 Larry & Barbara Wise 2018-06-14 08:27
Pastor Jerry and family, words cannot express the sorrow we feel for all you in the loss of Diane, however we know that she is at peace in a wonderful place. She will surely be missed by all of us at Colony. May all your many memories help you get thru this difficult time.
#2 Jim Davis 2018-06-13 17:48
Reverend Tratham, I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Diane. May the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ give you comfort through the days ahead. Peace be with you my brother in Christ. Truly, Jim Davis.
#1 Jane & Larry Gallman 2018-06-13 14:16
Pastor Jerry,Jared,Joe l and family;
We were so sorry to hear to hear about Diane! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time and in the days ahead!
God bless you all!
Jane and Larry Gallman