FAIRBORN — Sue Ann Red, age 79, passed away Monday November 15, 2021 at the Soin Medical Center. She was born November 2, 1942 in Waynesfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harley Otto and Frances A. (Griebling) Thrush.
While residing in the Lima area, Sue was employed at Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Crane Supply, Better Business Bureau, and General Dynamics. She was also an apartment manager for Poplar Court Apartments in Findlay.
Along with her husband, Loren, owned and operated stores called the Kandy Kupboard and The Bath Shoppe for several years. Accomplished on the piano, she played at Westminster United Methodist Church and Harrod United Methodist Church, as well as teaching piano lessons for many years. She also served as a Sunday school teacher, volunteered with many youth groups and 4-H groups.
Sue was a devoted 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Past Matron, secretary, and organist of Aero Chapter #536 and was Past President of the District 18 Association.
She loved to volunteer, play cards, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Loren, whom she married on November 10, 1963; two children, Jerry, Lori (Mike) Luckner; three grandsons, Jake, Dallas, Chris (Stacy) Luckner; a granddaughter, Jenn (Chad) Meier; five great-grandsons, Colt Red, Owen Meier, Damon Luckner, Connor Luckner, Felix Luckner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by half-brothers, Paul "Hap" Thrush and Carl Kent and a half-sister, Meredith Brown.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday December 11, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, 326 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. An Eastern Star service will begin at 10:45 a.m., immediately followed by the funeral service, Pastor Craig Fourman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abiding Christ Lutheran Church -or- Aero Chapter #536 OES.
Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.