July 18, 2002

(9/17/1914 - 7/10/2002)

Etheleen D. Suter, 87, of Wyaconda, MO, died July 10, 2002, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO.

She was born September 17, 1914, near Rutledge, MO, a daughter of Robert Franklin and Martha Jane Longfellow Hustead.

On February 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to Aubrey Suter at Luray, MO and they had celebrated 60 years of marriage this past February.

Survivors include her husband, Aubrey of Wyaconda, MO; two sons, Kenneth and his wife, Patricia and Lee and his wife, Debbie, all of Wyaconda, MO; one daughter, Elaine Fox and her husband, Richard of Lake Village, IN; six grandchildren, Matthew and Heidi Fox of San Mateo, CA, Adam Fox of Elwood, IN, Greg Suter and his fiancÚ, Maggie Stammeyer of St. Louis, MO, Michael and Lori Suter of Strafford, MO, and Miriam and Angela Suter, both of Wyaconda, MO; also one niece, two nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son at birth, Elmer Franklin Suter; one brother, Ralph Hustead; and two sisters, Opal McFarland and Ruby Hustead.

Following their marriage, Etheleen and Aubrey settled on a farm near Fairmont, MO, where she always put in a huge garden and her flowers were a showcase. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church and had served as pianist for 58 years and church clerk for 57 years. She had been a member of the Williamstown Eastern Star. When not in the garden, Etheleen enjoyed reading, sewing and in later years, taking bus tours.

Funeral services were held July 13, 2002, at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Ernest Deatrick and Pastor Dwight Snead officiating. Dora Mae Deatrick was pianist with congregational singing. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Day, Wade Weber, Lee Lemmon, Norman Briscoe, Dennis Kirchner, and Marvin Vornkahl. Pallbearers were Greg Suter, Michael Suter, Miriam Suter, Adam Fox, Angela Suter, and Matthew Fox. Burial was in the Liberty Church Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to the Liberty Church. Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home, Kahoka, MO.

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