Susanna Ellen Smith
1954 - 2021
Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services - Cedar Rapids
1844 1st Ave. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Susanna Ellen Smith, 66, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at UnityPoint St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

Memorial Services 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Friends and extended family are invited to watch the service via livestream. Please find the livestream link on Sue's Tribute Wall and share your support and memories with her family at under obituaries.

Survivors include her children, Rachel Kracht (William Miller) of Fort Madison, and David Smith of Cedar Rapids; grandson, Caleab Settles of Burlington; siblings, Mary (Jim) Stovall, John (Karol) Schurman, Richard (Rosemary) Schurman Jr., and Sam Schurman; and many nieces and nephews.

Sue was born November 15, 1954, in Shelbyville, Illinois, the daughter of Richard and Mary Kathryn (Smith) Schurman. She earned her bachelor degree from Blackburn College. Sue spent over 20 years as an income maintenance worker for the Iowa Department of Human Services.

She enjoyed creating crafts, knitting, sewing, and loving her cat, Trixie. Sue was an active member and strong supporter of Trinity Lutheran Church. She will be remembered for her kind generosity and making friends with everyone she met. Sue also loved to travel, especially Branson, Savanah, and New Orleans.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence; and son, Benjamin.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Please share your support and memories with Sue's family on her Tribute Wall at under Obituaries.
Published by Daily Democrat from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2021.
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