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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Diane Griffin Beytagh, 73, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, September 18, 2009.

Diane was born on February 9, 1936 to Harold and Barbara Griffin in Chicago, Illinois. Diane is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Barbara; and sister, Barbara Goetz of Toledo.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Frank; loving children, Patrick (Ann) Beytagh of Dallas, Texas, Kathleen (Mike) Fetch and Maureen (Todd Forney) Beytagh, both of Columbus, Ohio. She was the proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren, Grace, Michael, Andrew, Mary Clare, Luke and Emma; she is also survived by her brother-in-law, William Goetz, of Toledo.

Diane was a 1957 graduate of St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She had a generous heart always giving back to her family and community. She volunteered at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach, Florida and was an auxiliary volunteer at Baptist/Nassau Hospital. She taught CCD at Sacred Heart Parish on Notre Dame’s Campus in Indiana. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling with her family. She was a faithful supporter of her husband’s job and the different places it took them through the United States. In her later years she excelled as a cruise travel agent for George Kun Travel Agency.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 11:00 am at St. Agatha Catholic Church, 1860 Northam Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221; guests may pay their respects to the family during the hour prior to mass. Father Jeff Rimelspach and Father Daniel Ochs concelebrants.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 2 o'clock at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to The American Cancer Society – Post Office Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or The American Heart Association – 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 or The ASPCA – Post Office Box 96929, Washington D.C. 20090-6929 or a charity of the donor's choice.

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