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susan j. gardner

Posted on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:18 a.m.

Dec. 24, 1946 - Oct. 5, 2012

GOSHEN — Susan J. “Sue” Gardner, 65, died Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2012, at Elkhart Hospice House, where she had recently been admitted.

She was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Elkhart, to Stewart F. and Laura (Reid) Gardner. They preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Laura Dudek and Pamela (Bob) Yoder, both of Goshen; four grandchildren, Zachery and Hailey Dudek and Josiah and Mira Yoder; a sister, Ann Gardner Lempke of Edina, Minn.; and a brother, Stewart (Karin) Gardner of Bristol.

A lifetime area resident, she worked for several local companies as an accounting clerk, did many volunteer short-term projects, helped many years with vacation Bible school and musicals in Bristol.

She was a strong, independent woman with a big heart. She managed the home healthcare and estate of her mother for more than a decade.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 7, 2012, at Jefferson Brethren Church, Goshen, followed by a 4:30 p.m. funeral service officiated by Pastor Ron Spyker. A fellowship meal will follow at the church.

Family and friends are invited to an 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, burial in West Goshen Cemetery.

Sue requested no flowers be given. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice House of Elkhart.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting family with arrangements.