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Susan (Sue) Foreman Stockdale

Susan (Sue) Foreman Stockdale, 83, residing in Sandusky, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 10, 2020 at Firelands Regional Medical Center after battling the coronavirus for three weeks.

Sue was born on February 23, 1937 in Marion, OH.

She graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1955 where she was active in cheerleading, Job's Daughters International and was elected homecoming queen her senior year. She attended Miami University (OH) where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned a bachelor's degree in Education in 1959. She met the love of her life, Bob Stockdale, while attending Miami University. They were married in 1961 and enjoyed 59 wonderful years together.

Following college, Sue taught for several periods within the Sandusky, Huron and Perkins school systems. She spent the majority of her working years managing the finances for her husband Bob's business while raising three children and many pets on their 12 acre ‘farm'.

Sue was a people person, leading friends and family in song, conversation, and games. She loved the Sandusky area, Lake Erie, the Sandusky State Theatre and the Erie MetroParks. Other passions included playing cards with her bridge group friends, cooking, family gatherings, and traveling, boating & golfing with her husband and friends.

Philanthropy work was a defining and endearing quality of Sue's. She was a consummate care giver to elderly family members and numerous Sandusky residents. Her past community service included Sandusky Library Board President, Girl Scout leader, Treasurer of College Women's Club, Firelands Auxiliary gift shop treasurer, Past President of PEO Chapter BE, VP of Cedar Point Gardner's Group and Erie Metroparks volunteer.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Beth (Andy) Short of Roxboro, NC; son, Steve (Kimmy) Stockdale of Aurora, OH; daughter, Karen (Greg) Herold of Findlay, OH and eight grandchildren; Katie, Mandie, Hannah, Kyle, Ryan, Ben, Will and Julia.

Sue was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob; her brother, David Foreman and her parents, Dwight and Sylvia (Scherff) Foreman.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mike and Betty Stockdale Arboretum of the Erie MetroParks,, or an organization of your choice.

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