Rev. Sue (Moore) Elliott(1941 - 2013)

Rev. Sue (Moore) Elliott passed away July 6 in Centennial, Colo.
Sue was born Lynnda Louise (Sue) Cook in Dodge City, Kan., on July 14, 1941, the daughter of Bethel Lynn and Mary Louise (Pollock) Cook. She attended Dodge City High School. Sue held a bachelor's degree in education from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and a master's degree in education from University of Illinois. In 1980, she was called into God's service. She graduated from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Penn., in 1983, earning double master's degrees in divinity and sacred theology. In 1983, she was ordained into the ministry by apostolic succession. She served God and others in a multitude of ways throughout her life, including calls to two Lutheran churches, chaplaincy at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Codorus State Park, and as a rural ministry specialist and fellow in the Lutheran Church of America Town and Country Institute. She appeared in Who's Who on several occasions and won many professional honors. In her spirit of service, she was also a certified teacher in both Illinois and Kansas, and a nationally certified emergency medical technician. In short, where she saw a need among God's people, she strove to fill it. Now in the arms of our Lord, Sue is survived by her three children Lauretta (Bill) Malone, Polly (Randy) Ruhland and Rick Moore, and four grandchildren. Memorials to Lutheran World Relief (; ELCA World Hunger ( or Catholic Charities USA ( help those in need, and perpetuate Sue's lifelong service.

Published in Morning Sun on July 16, 2013