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Sueann (Coulter) Granger
April 2, 1938 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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We are gathered here to celebrate the life and legacy of a loving, thoughtful, adventurous, and supportive woman, Sue Ann Granger, affectionately known as Sueann. Born on April 2, 1938, in Muncie, IN, Sueann spent most of her life in the Parker City area, a place she loved and called home for many years. Sueann was a beacon of warmth and kindness in her community, a mother to all the neighborhood, and a constant source of support and love for her family, especially her grandchildren. Just as a quote by an unknown author says, "A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend," Sueann embodied this sentiment and more.
Sueann had a rich and fulfilling life, filled with many joys and adventures. She retired from Pak-a-Sak, where she worked as a cashier, known for her infectious smile and friendly demeanor. She continued to show her compassion to her community by volunteering at the Parker City United Methodist Food Pantry. Sueann was a woman of many talents and hobbies; she loved sewing, arranging flowers, gardening, camping, and fishing. She also had a knack for canning, preserving the bountiful produce from her garden for her family to enjoy. She loved natures gifts, Cardinals and Hummingbirds. Her sports greats were Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon. Her adventurous spirit and love for life were truly contagious. As Helen Keller once said, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." Sueann lived these words, sharing her love of adventure with everyone she met.
Sueann was the mother of children; Robert W. Smithson (deceased), Randal W. Smithson and wife Sheryl, Roger W. Smithson, Susan Doughty, and Ronald W. Smithson and wife Sherry. She is also survived by her sister Betty Hensley, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Sueann was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dorothy Coulter; her siblings Robert Coulter, Jeannine Garrett, Dorothy Monroe, and Phyllis Coulter. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 12:00 pm EST at the Wilson-Shook Funeral Homes And Cremation Center (Thornburg Memorial Chapel). This will be followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm EST at the same location. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery of Muncie, IN.
Sueann's life was a testament to the words of Emily Dickinson, "If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain." Her caring nature and zest for life touched many hearts and will continue to do so in the memories she leaves behind. We invite you to leave your memories of Sueann's and upload photos to the memorial page at www.wilsonshookfh.com, celebrating the life of this extraordinary woman.