Sue Wilson

Obituary of Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson, 78, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Thursday, November 28, 2019, at the Heisinger Bluffs care center, Jefferson City, Mo.

On October 16, 1941, Ida and Lee Kennedy welcomed into their family a baby girl, Delores Sue, joining 6-year-old brother, Jerry. She grew up on an active farm where her favorite pastime was riding horses with her cousin Jody and reading books. At the start of her Junior year of high school, the family moved to Windsor, Mo., and Sue signed up to play tenor saxophone in the band. She met a baritone saxophone player and they had their first date on Friday, September 13, 1957. They kissed ‘goodnight’ on the front porch and Sue knew she had met the man of her dreams, Kent Wilson.

A year later Sue and Kent married. They were blessed with their first child, Sherri, and two years later Kenda joined the happy family. Kent graduated from CMSU and accepted a job with Western Electric. The family moved to Lee’s Summit where Sue set about making a nest for her family. Son Kyle joined the family and he enjoyed helping Sue with PTA activities and going to the zoo.

After their children left for college, Sue attended Longview and UMKC graduating with honors with a degree in Computer Science. She accepted a job with Hallmark Cards and then went to work for Sprint in the Training Department which gave her the opportunity to interact with people. She enjoyed her time with Sprint and, among her accomplishments, wrote three computer language training manuals. She was a member of the Lee’s Summit Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Sue loved having tea parties with her grandchildren. With heaping spoons of sugar added to the tea, the parties were a huge success. Sue was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and gave all the credit to their loving parents for their successes.

Her passion was quilting and she was a member of the Lee’s Summit Quilt Guild. It was often said that the room storing her fabric may be in fear of collapsing and Sue jokingly said she would be the one to “die with the most fabric.” With the help of Kent, an expert fabric cutter, Sue’s beautifully appliqued quilt designs won many ribbons at quilt shows. Partners since their first kiss, Kent and Sue also enjoyed many antique-hunting excursions together. They shared an enduring love and 60 wonderful years of marriage.

Survivors include 3 children Sherri Russell (Mark), Jefferson City, Mo., Kenda Worsfold, Olathe, Kansas, and Kyle Wilson (Michelle), Desoto, Ks.; 8 grandchildren Lauren Marcucci-Gravino (Raphael), Brady Russell (Paula), Morgan Householder (Justin), Mary Russell, Noah Wilson, Hannah Wilson, Eli Wilson, and Tatum Wilson; and 2 great-grandchildren Henry Householder and William Householder; a brother-in-law Lynn Wilson (Melody), Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews including Matt Wilson (Michelle) and Emily Bowers (Clint). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kent on November 5, 2018, sons-in-law Mark Marcucci and A.J. Worsfold; a brother, Jerry Kennedy; and a grandson, Riley Wilson.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. David Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to Windsor’s Farrington Park and may be left in the care of the funeral home. 

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