Mary Diane Gutu

May 5, 2021

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Mary Diane Gutu (nee Hicks), devoted wife of Patrick Gutu, dear mother of Sydney, Trevor and Thad, loving mammie to Gionni Hicks, aggravating but loving sister to Cindy (Tom) Larson, Sherry Diehl and David (Julie) Hicks, crazy aunt to Kelly, Keith (Amanda), Katie and Kurt Larson, Kyle (Cathy) Diehl, Andrew, Adam and John Hicks, also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Roger and Loraine Hicks. Diane brought kindness, joy and laughter to so many people in their lives, and will be dearly missed by her family, friends and church family at the Mill Road Church of Christ. Passed away May 5, 2021, at the age of 49 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Friday, May 7, 2021, at Hodapp Funeral Home 6410 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. Liberty Twp., OH 45044 from 5 p.m. until funeral services at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Diane Gutu Boys Educational Fund 


Amber Thompson - May 28, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers
Jade Smarda - May 8, 2021
Even around family, as a kid, I could be shy at family gatherings. Diane was never one to force a big hello on me. But at every gathering, at some point, I would feel eyes on me and look up to see Diane grinning and comically waving at me from across the room. I laughed out loud then, and I laugh out loud now just thinking of it. I’ll always think of Diane as the sweet cousin who intuitively knew how to successfully befriend the shy kid.
Eric - May 7, 2021
I was privileged to meet Murrey during her Stay at Chesterwood Village as her Driver we had fun conversing about Jesus,her Boys whom she was so proud of and the rest of her tight knit “Crazy” family she was so blessed with, her attitude throughout was an inspiration, she was a real Trooper, looking forward to seeing her again.
Joe Sterle. emb/fd Cle - May 7, 2021
Sorry on your loss, will be in our prayers
Marcia Ripley - May 7, 2021
David and family members--I want to express my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your sister, mother, and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you at this most difficult time.
Wayne - May 7, 2021
I had the good fortune to have met Dianne probably thirty years ago, she had such a wonderful sense of humor and a wonderful laugh she would make you laugh. I also got to be real close with her entire family, they're like my second family.😁 I could go on and on,but I'll just end this by saying Dianne, it was truly my pleasure to have known you I'll never forget you. Love always, Wayne
Vickie - May 7, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. May the love and comfort of Jesus be yours in this time of your great need. Praying for each of you.🙏🙏
Caleb Collins - May 6, 2021
Although I never had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Gutu, she raised two young men to be strong Soldiers of Christ, and, for that, she was a wonderful woman. I look forward to meeting her in Heaven.
Rachel - May 6, 2021
Diane was such a beautiful person. I will miss seeing her smiling face and funny sense of humor.
Bruce Yanoshek - May 6, 2021
I will miss making Diane laugh, which was easy to do.
Sarah Ross - May 6, 2021
Our heart goes out to all of you! Diane was a fun-loving, generous sister in Christ. She will be dearly missed.