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Mary Sue Edmundson

1925 - 2021


Mary Sue Edmundson, 96, of Newman died at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living in Chrisman.

Sue was born on February 8, 1925 in Bingen, AR to Peter and Binnie (Ramage) Gosnell.  She married William Blackwood on March 11, 1943 in Nashville, AR.

She is survived by six children, Patsy Barnett of Newman, William (Jennifer) Blackwood of Florida, Barbara (Clark) Niepert of Florida, Binnie (Dana) Trimble of Florida, Louann (Chris) Wilcock of Urbana, and Robin (Mike) Woolsey of Farmer City; twelve grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, and one son-in-law

Sue graduated from Nashville High School in Nashville, AR, the only one to graduate out of her immediate family members. She worked for a very short time at the University of Illinois.  She was most known for working as a secretary at the Newman grade school.  Sue was also a faithful member of the Newman United Methodist Church.  After her husband William passed away in 1975, she married John Edmundson and they were together for six years before his passing.  Sue also had a very good friend, Gene Trimble, who precedes her in death.

A celebration of Sue’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church in Newman.

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Family of Gene & Lucille Hillard (The Hillard Clan)

April 4, 2021 1:12 PM

We are doing this to keep Sue's memory living on. She (as well as all of you are family). We have spent a lot of time together growing up as our parents were best friends. You ALL are in our prayers!
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Karen Hillard

March 26, 2021 1:15 PM

Sue was always happy to see you and always had a smile. Sue was a great lady and didn't go alone for a part of each of us went with when she was called home.  Our condolences  and prayers to her family from the Hillard Family.

Karen Hillard

March 26, 2021 12:53 PM

Sue was always happy to see you and always had a smile on her face.  She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.  Sue didn't go alone, a piece of all those who loved her went with her.  My condolences and prayers to her family.  She was truly a great lady.

Deanna Bernius

March 25, 2021 4:18 PM

Sue will be missed by so many. My condolences to her family and sending prayers of comfort during this most difficult time.

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March 25, 2021 2:07 PM
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