Sue Parker was born January 23, 1937 in Oklahoma City at The Home of Redeeming Love, anxiously awaiting her arrival were her parents Jack and Gussie (Patton) Parker of Blackwell, Oklahoma. She attended Blackwell Public Schools graduating in 1955, the evening following the historic Blackwell tornado. During her school age years, Sue enjoyed all things music: tap dancing, accordion band, playing clarinet and bass clarinet in the BHS Band.
Shortly after graduation Sue met the love of her life, Bill Leroy Sartin. They were married February 25, 1956, celebrating 62 years of marriage prior to Bill’s death in 2019. To this union four children were born: Billy, Benny, Denise and Cindy.
Sue was a lifelong church member. As a child she and her parents attended the First Church of God. After She had her own children she joined First Baptist Church and later Immanuel Baptist Church where she was in the Hope Sunday school class. At each church home she was always ready and willing to help out where needed.
Sue enjoyed working with her hands by sewing dresses for her girls, quilting, knitting and crocheting baby blankets and afghans, cooking, baking and canning for family and friends. She also enjoyed treasure hunting, fishing, flower and vegetable gardening, bird watching and picnics with her late husband. In her later years her favorite pastime was looking forward to visits from her children, grand children, great grand children and brothers.
Sue will be remembered for her kind, gentle, loving spirit and faith. She truly lived life according to her life verse chosen as a child: Psalm 19:14. “ May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son William Gregory (Billy) Sartin in 2007.
Sue is survived by her son Ben (Jackie) Sartin of Fort Collins CO, daughters Denise (Mike) Loveall of Fulshear TX and Cindy (Bart) Cox of Blackwell OK, two brothers Clarence (Cleo) Unsell and Vernon Unsell of Norman OK, Sister-in-law Brenda Hudson (Gene), wichita KS, Grandchildren Hannah O’Shields of Breckenridge TX ,Sadie (Ethan) Stotts, Bartlesville OK, Nathan (Tracey) Sartin of Africa, Micah (Ashlea) Sartin of Amarillo TX, Erik (Nikki) Sartin of Fort Collins CO, Chris (Anna) Sartin of Temple TX, Stephen Sartin of San Antonio TX, Grant (Yani) Loveall of Bartlesville OK and Parker Loveall of Bartlesville OK. Kara (Jeremiah) Custar of Durham NC, Rusty (Alexa) Cox of Wichita KS and Amy (Samuel) Collins of Blackwell OK.
Great grandchildren: Penelope, Beckham and Juniper Stotts of Bartlesville, OK Annelise, Joseph, Cosette and Mary Nelle Sartin of Fort Collins,TX, Luke and Laurel Sartin of Temple TX, Malachi and Zoe Custar of Durham NC and Jonathan and Brooklyn Cox of Wichita KS.
A graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 28th in the Blackwell Cemetery with Rev. Matt Smith of Immanuel Baptist Church officiating.
On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com
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