Susan Marie Tatus McLarty
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McLarty, Susan Marie Tatus Age 68; of Waterford; passed peacefully in her home Sunday, June 25, 2017. Her life will be celebrated with a Funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 80 S. Lynn St., Waterford with Fr. James Mayworm celebrant. Visitation will be held 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. A private burial will be held at St. John Cemetery in Fenton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center. Susan was born November 14, 1948 in Detroit, the daughter of Peter S. and Irene D. (Gburzynski) Tatus. She married John "Jack" McLarty in 1981 and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2017. Susan was a graduate of Immaculata High School and received a bachelors and master's degree from Wayne State University in Psychology. She retired from General Motors in Systems Planning and Purchasing where she received a Life Time Achievement award from AIAG and was instrumental in developing the EDI Program. Susan was a Master Gardener for over 20 years, an animal lover, artist, singer, photographer and was known for her highly developed sarcasm, wit and sense of humor. She was an active member of St. Benedict Catholic Church where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and as a Lector. She was a gifted singer and used her talents as a soloist and member of the parish choir. Surviving are: siblings, Ronald (Kathy) Tatus of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Philip Tatus of Fowlerville, Michaeleen Tatus of Fenton, Jeffrey (Marisol) Tatus of Tuscon, Arizona, and Rick (Krys) Tatus of Fenton; 14 nieces and nephews; and her dog, Kiss also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton.

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Published in The Oakland Press from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2017.
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February 14, 2019
what a dedicated person on the job but more so such a pleasure to be around. You were so enjoyable and always full of fun. You left us far to soon and are truly missed.
Away but certainly
not forgotten.
Kelly McClanahan
February 13, 2019
Susan was a precociour little girl into everything. Age 8-winning a $400 Bike, and in 10th gradebiology clogging school drains with a Petri dish experiment. She was a Candy Striper in high school, in college she worked 3 student assistant positions at once as she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

In Susan's 28 years with General Motors, she worked with experts in the automotive industry to create electronic data interchange standards. Susan received two Outstanding Achievement Awards while working. After she retired, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Automotive Industry Action Group.

Susan received her Basic & Advance Master Gardener Certificated in qoo8. She was on the MGSOX Board and was Team Administrator for approx. 6 years. If there was a need anywhere, Susan found it and tok care of it. She started Soup & Salad at Master Gardener meetings for Fund Raising. Susan was always there with advice and help. It's no wonder she was named 2010 Master Gardener of the Year.

On March 27, 2013 Susan received the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Susan loved dogs and Kiss (The Dingo) was mentioned many times in her Roots & Shoots column, "Notes from Nutcase Nursery".

Susan and Jack had been married for 36 exciting and happy years.

Susan Tatus McLarty was a great Master Gardener, Great Helper. and a Great American.
Sylvia Schult
August 25, 2017
I didn't personally know you but you were always such a wonderful and genuine person in my neighborhood. My girls *dogs* and I always looked forward to stopping by your house while out on our walk to say hello to you and your dog. You will be missed.
Magdalena Sweeney
July 14, 2017
I was so sad to hear of your passing. You were a wonderful neighbor who always had a smile and a wave. You will be missed. May you be at peace.
Joan Wagner
July 12, 2017
Back with your sweet husband. Rip dear lady. Kelly
July 11, 2017
Susan you where taken way to soon I still had questions RIP you will be missed but definitely not forgotten ❤
Sonya Mitch
June 29, 2017
Sue was a remarkable lady that I had the pleasure of being her mail lady, I always looked forward to seeing her and Kiss at the box. She was a joy to talk and share stories with she made me laugh. Iam truly going to miss her what an amazing lady ❤❤
Shawn Martin
June 29, 2017
eva masich
June 29, 2017
We will miss you Susan. Thanks for so many great memories. No one will ever match that humor of yours. Rest in peace good buddy.
Judy Kindig
June 28, 2017
What a unique friend and fun person. Sue was serious and. Intense in her work ethics but an absolute ball to be around socially. She could lead a person into laughter often and at a time and timing of her choosing. A great lady, leaving us too early but also leaving us with many enjoyable memories. Rest in peace Sue and thank you for the many great moments.
Kelly McClanahan
June 28, 2017
eva masich
June 28, 2017
Such a kind soul who will be missed by all.. Your wit and humor bypassed all others.. Susan rest in peace.
Pam Zezula
June 27, 2017
Growing up next to a beautiful wonderful person like Susan has enriched my life forever. What an absolute blessing and a very humble person... Rest in Peace my beautiful neighbor and friend...
June 27, 2017
RIP Susan.
Ric Baker
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