Sue's Story

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Sue McGlamery left this world behind on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Born in 1929, the youngest of seven children belonging to Frederick Wicklund and Virginia Alexander Wicklund, Sue was raised in Des Arc, Arkansas, near the White River and grew up to attend Ouachita Baptist College. After her sophomore year, she moved to Stillwater, where she would complete her bachelor's degree and eventually a master's degree in education from OSU. Also in Stillwater, she would meet and marry a tall, angular punster, Dean McGlamery, with whom she would have three children.

Sue was first and last a woman of faith. Having met her man at the First Baptist Church, she stayed and raised her family there. She could be found at First Baptist twice on Sunday and once on Wednesday, receiving and giving the love and support we all crave. She taught Sunday School, Training Union, and Bible School, and she helped with church prayer groups and celebrations. A frequent church soloist, she had a beautiful voice and deeply loved singing in the choir.

Sue carried her faith into her home and out into the world. She was an energetic, conscientious substitute teacher and volunteer. She was one of the gentlest people you could ever meet. And if a teachable moment came along, she just might gloss it with a Bible verse because she knew that book well.

She was a skilled portrait artist and honed her art not only in her home studio but often practiced it at fairs and other venues. Her drawings and paintings grace dozens of homes and won ribbons at several local juried shows.

In her later years, Alzheimer's slowly took away Sue's mind, but not her heart. She was always, to the end, kind. She will be remembered and missed by her daughters Gayla and Dana, her son Tom, their spouses Joe and Laura, and her grandchildren Joseph Walsh, Michael Galiga, and Aylise and Ian Grossenbacher-McGlamery. We thank all of the many who have returned her kindness over these many years.

If you are so moved, tribute donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation through their website, alz.org, or by mailing a check to their national office located at 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Published on February 21, 2018
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