Sue Spalding, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, December 6, 2018, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Sue's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 14, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Sue Schoenthaler was born on December 7, 1929 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Everett Leroy and Dorothy (Phillips) Schoenthaler. She was a 1947 graduate of Maquoketa High School and attended Iowa State University in Ames for two years. She married George James Spalding on October 16, 1949 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Sue was a proud member of the Maquoketa community and active in several organizations. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School, and the Chapter BX PEO where she had served as a past president. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Kappa Delta Sorority, and the Maquoketa Library Board. She had also been a past Brownie and Cub Scout leader.
Many things gave Sue great joy, but her primary interest and focus was her family. She was a wonderful mother and caregiver. She loved children, reading biographies, baking and nature, especially hiking and picnics. Her favorite vacation spot was any place with a view of a lake or ocean.
Those left to honor Sue's memory include her children, Scott (Laurnet) Spalding of Maquoketa, IA, and Sarah Jane "Sally" Spalding of L'Arche Community in Clinton, IA; 2 granddaughters Leslie (Kyle) Bubke and Laura (Dan) Stephenson; 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Henry Bubke; and a brother, David (Karen) Schoenthaler of Venice, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George on December 27, 2014, and a sister Carol Carpenter.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to L'Arche Community For The Disabled in Clinton, Iowa, or to the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Sarah Jane and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Peace be with you all.
Scott & Laurnet and Sally,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was such a kind and loving lady. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
I met Sue in grief counseling what a great woman she was. Sorry for your loss considered her a friend. She will be missed.
Scott and family and Sally-So sad to hear of your mom's passing..May you always have good memories and feel her close!
My family always bought our shoes through Spalding Footware but in the late 70's had more involvement through DAC. Sue and George were great supporters. Over the years they graciously welcomed us into their home. Sue always had a warm smile and interest in what your family was doing. A very sweet caring lady.
truly a special lady Thoughts and prayers to family
What a sweetheart! She left her beautiful mark on SO MANY hearts! Tears and love for your deep loss. May Jesus carry your family through the days and years ahead! BIG HUGS sent your way throughout this week. Much love, Laura (Hager) Jensen
Scott, Sally and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman she was! She was one of the most pleasant people I knew. It was always fun to be around your mom and dad. And I have some very fond memories. She always made a person feel special. I hope that all of your fond memories will help to sustain you at this time!
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